Congratulations Terry Clutter, January Rosen Publishing Ohio School Librarian of the Month!
Congratulations, Terry Clutter, school library media specialist at Stanton Middle School, Kent City School District. Terry is the Rosen Publishing Ohio School Librarian of the Month - January.
Terry’s project, All School Reads Day at Stanton Middle School, during which students trade in their normal curriculum for fun and interactive reading activities is part of a district-wide reading program entitled Rough Riders Read. One School, One Book, One Day! This year they read Wildfire by Rodman Philbrick. Terry leads a schoolwide committee on selecting a book and preparing fun and enriching activities to accompany the test throughout the day. The Kent Fire Department attended and gave two presentations to the students about fire, fire safety, and firefighters.
The purpose of the One School, One Book, One Day activity is to have a shared literacy experience among the entire school community, to encourage discussion and critical thinking, build empathy and perspective, build community, and foster a love of reading.
The program was a success. This was determined by the responses from the staff and student survey. Students like to be involved in determining the novel and planning activities. This has led Terry to include students on the advisory panel.
Information about the Award:
The Rosen Publishing Ohio School Librarian of the Month recognizes one school librarian a month who designs, develops, and implements a collaborative lesson plan and/or programming that empowers student learning. This award spotlights the importance of both the school library community and librarian and the pivotal role each plays in transforming learning throughout students’ K-12 education.
Consider nominating yourself or another OELMA Library Media Specialist to be considered for Rosen Ohio School Librarian of the month! The Rosen award nomination form can be accessedunder the Professional Recognition tab. Contact Susan Yutzey (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.