Winter Group

Member of the Month

  • Member of the Month: Nakeiha Primus

    Nakeiha Primus first resisted her draw into teaching. Once she did embrace a career in education, she set off running into teaching and research.

  • Member of the Month: Judith Hayn

    Judith Hayn is a teacher's teacher who has been dedicated to spreading the use of young adult literature since the 1980s.

  • Member of the Month: Cindy Gerwin

    Cindy Gerwin was inspired to be a teacher by her father, but wound through theater, the business world and the fitness industry before she went back to college and earned a degree in education. She said she's never once regretted her journey, calling it an exploration of all sides of herself.
  • Member of the Month: Angelique Kwabenah

    Angelique is a reading specialist for the Washington, DC Public School’s Incarcerated Youth Program.
  • June Member of the Month: Barbara Ward

    In this Member of the Month interview, we learn about Barbara's path from a journalist to a middle grades educator to a professor, from Tennessee to New Orleans to Washington State, all the time reading and sharing a love of literacy with those around her.
  • May Member of the Month: Dana Reisboard

    This assistant professor of education at Widener University says, “Classrooms provide the best learning environment where we can engage students to learn from one another and about the world we share together.”
  • April Member of the Month: Debbie Rickards

    This Louisiana teacher is passionate about literacy and is excited for IRA in NOLA.
  • March Member of the Month: Shanne Bowie

    Louisiana Reading Association President Shanne Bowie shares her inspirations and proudest moments, and is excited to welcome thousands of colleagues to New Orleans in May.
  • February Member of the Month: Brandie McNabb

    Brandie McNabb, second grade teacher and President-Elect of the Louisiana Reading Association, shares her experiences as Teacher of the Year and a National Board Certified teacher.
  • October Member of the Month: Joan Pace Kennedy

    Joan KennedyJoan Kennedy from Louisiana has a passion for literacy education that extends from her career into her many volunteer activities.
  • September Member of the Month: Regan Sanchez

    Regan SanchezPre-service teacher Regan Sanchez is a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio who got the chance to present at IRA 2013.
  • August Member of the Month: Kimberly Kimbell-Lopez

    Kimberly Kimbell-LopezA 21-year IRA member, this literacy teacher educator and former classroom teacher from Louisiana is a member of the PRTE SIG and TILE-SIG.
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