The Perfect Teacher
December 27, 2010 by staff
The Perfect Teacher, Distinguished Professor of Reading Scholarship Program is an initiative SCIRA to recognize educators who promote a love of reading to their students. The recipient of this award is recognition at the conference reading SCIRA, a certificate and gift of SCIRI, and the opportunity to share best practices of literacy teachers with other educators in the State of South Carolina.
Teachers and administrators can appoint qualified employees for this prestigious award. Proposers should explain the evidence of the positive impact on students’ reading and application of innovative techniques of reading that the applicant is showing. A reading committee reviews the nominations and scores.
The winner was announced at the Council meeting Foothills elementary school reading Ravenal November 9. Kim Brock, fourth grade teacher at Wren and 2008 Distinguished Teacher of the Year of Reading, named Wendy Burgess for this year’s award.
Brock states, “It is with great honor that I recommend Wendy Burgess SCIRA Distinguished Reading Teacher of the year. Burgess dedication and service to students make her an ideal candidate for this honor. ”
“What a privilege to be named Distinguished Reading Teacher Reading Foothills Council. I know there are lots of deserving candidates nominated for this prestigious award,” said Burgess.
“There is no greater reward than the smile on a child’s face when they begin to read. A Chinese proverb says that the book is like a garden in the pocket. The pleasure of watching students develop their “reading garden” is a wonderful experience. Teach students to read and love reading prepares to face the world with confidence and be successful. I’m glad I have the opportunity to plant daily reader’s strengths and future leaders. “Burgess continued.
Burgess will represent Anderson School District 1 and the foothills of reading at the International Council of the South Carolina Reading Association Conference in 2011 in Myrtle Beach. Burgess will share some of her ideas through reading a display screen.
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