A Children’s Literature Educator Champions the Humanizing Classroom Experience
ALBANY, N.Y. (Aug. 5, 2021) — Kelly Wissman’s core belief as an educator is in the potential for children’s literature, the arts and writing to create more socially just learning spaces for young people. Her effectiveness in conveying this concept to university students of education has now earned her a prestigious prize from one of the world’s leading organizations supporting reading instruction.
Wissman, an associate professor who joined the Department of Literacy Teaching & Learning in 2006, is the 2021 recipient of the Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award, given by the International Literacy Association to honor an outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses. Click here to continue reading.