Encouraging a Love of Literature in Your Student
Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Join Anna Foust and Ruth Neely to consider a variety of strategies for empowering your student to develop an identity as a reader. Topics explored will include the benefits of increased reading time, the parent's role in finding the right book, and promoting reading in the home. Ruth Neely
Ruth Neely is the Director of Libraries at Sewickley Academy. Ruth completed her Master of Library and Information Science with K-12 Library Certification at the University of Pittsburgh. In her 5th year at Sewickley, Ruth is also an active member in the steering committee of Western Pennsylvania School Library Association, as well as a member of the Board of Directors of Assemble, an organization offering free STEAM programming to under-served youth in her neighborhood. In all she does, Ruth aims to include an element of art, a DIY attitude, and an awareness of diversity and inclusion. Anna Foust
Anna Foust is the Grade 6 English Teacher and Middle School English Department Chair at Sewickley Academy. Anna has a BA from Harvard University and an MST from Fordham University. This is her 12th year teaching and 8th year at Sewickley Academy. Recent professional development includes the Reading Institute at The Teachers College, Columbia University. As an educator, Anna harnesses student choice to differentiate her instruction and motivate all learners to develop a love of reading.