Delta State’s College of Education and Human Sciences will host the 4th annual Janie Allen-Bradley Literacy Endowment Event on Nov. 16 from 3-5 p.m. in the Jacob Conference Center, to honor the retired educator Dr. Janie Allen-Bradley.
The theme of this year’s event will be “A Legacy of Literacy.”
Allen-Bradley was a dedicated promoter of literacy during her time at Delta State and now has the Janie Allen-Bradley Literacy Endowment established in her name.
The COEHS invites the public to help celebrate Allen-Bradley’s efforts.
“As a faculty member in the DSU elementary education program, Dr. Allen-Bradley has been such an inspiration to me due to her knowledge and love for literacy,” said Dr. Tim Watkins, coordinator of elementary education and outreach. “Her passion for teaching reading and seeing every child succeed is undeniable. Her zeal to promote literacy is as much alive today as it was when she taught courses here years ago.”
Dr. Cheryl Cummins, director of field experiences, added, “Dr. Janie Allen-Bradley has such a passion for literacy instruction. She always exhibited extreme energy and dedication to the field when teaching literacy classes. It was, and still is, very easy for students to relate to ‘Dr. A-B’s’ high level of passion for such a vital component in a child’s education.”
This year’s featured speaker is Mary Jo Ayres from Leland, Mississippi. She is the author of multiple children’s books. Her book, “Natural Learning from A-Z: Thematic Activities and Phonemic Awareness Emphasis for Letters and Letter Sounds,” won the Parents Choice Award.
Classroom teachers, parents, pre-service teachers and librarians are encouraged to attend the event. RSVP the College of Education and Human Sciences at 662-846-4370. Refreshments will be served.
The COEHS operates collaboratively with the other colleges of the university, the university staff, and outside agencies to produce professional graduates who will be effective in the field of human learning and services. The college strives for a stimulating, positive environment and provides its students with professional faculty who emulate and model the profession competencies, skills and affects expected of Delta State graduates.
For more information on the COEHS or its degree programs, visit http://www.deltastate.edu/coehs, or call 662-845-4400.