ELEVATE AN EDUCATOR 2021 – FREADOM'S MOST VALUABLE EDUCATOR IS KELLY SHAW!
Educators Teach. Educators Influence. Educators Create. Educators Matter. Quite simply, EDUCATORS are ELEVATORS! None of us would be where we are today if it weren't for ALL the educators in our lives! Freadom believes all Educators are Elevators because they're on the front lines in the fight for literacy for all and as such, they elevate all of us!
Meet MVE Kelly Shaw of Washington, Pennsylvania
Elevated by Kristen Shaw
Kelly's super power is her passion for learning, a passion for reading and writing, and a passion for her students; her enthusiasm is definitely catching! Every year, parents recognize her role in turning their reluctant readers into avid readers. Years after her students leave her classroom, they still reach out to her asking for book recommendations and sharing about their lives as readers. Kelly has facilitated a lunchtime book club where students voluntarily choose to read on their own time and share their insights beyond the typical classroom discussion. Pre-Covid, she organized an event for her students to attend an author lecture on a non-school day where the students could personally meet the author and discuss his book. Kelly has made her to mission to get one book in every student's hand for each month of the year through her Book Fairy program. Finally, she has been anonymously acting as the Trinity East Book Ninja, gifting students and classrooms at every level with books that she has personally purchased. Each book comes with a note to read the book and/or read and share the book with someone else. All of these special touches clearly demonstrate her love for literacy, learning, and her students.