Celebrate

Literacy Leaders

Leaders incite change. They inspire and motivate people. They propel people towards purposeful goals. And, they seem to be everywhere we turn. However, some leaders go overlooked, and these leaders are our educators.

Educators are dedicated to developing and encouraging the next generation. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and empower their students for the future.

This series is focused on recognizing and celebrating educators for all of their hard work. See Words helps educators provide engaging lessons to improve literacy skills. We also want to showcase the individuals who work on improving those literacy skills daily. These educators will be featured throughout the series, sharing a few key aspects of their career.

Heather Gerker

Heather Gerker

Heather Gerker, a thoughtful and experienced professional, is changing the community through her work in education. As a community-focused individual, Heather engages with children, families and organizations to implement strategies that provide support to community members.

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Kristie Thompson

Kristie Thompson

This week’s literacy leader, Kristie Thompson, works on using various techniques and technology to grow her students’ brains and goals inside the classroom.

Tonya Howard

Tonya Howard

Our newest Literacy Leader, Tonya Howard, uses her energy and enthusiasm to keep her students positive and excited about literacy.

Christine Gibson

Christine Gibson

Our newest member of the Literacy Leader’s team is Christine Gibson. Christine works within the Cincinnati Public Schools to educate and motivate her students as they work on becoming accountable for their own learning and actions.

Jennifer Rylatt

Jennifer Rylatt

With our new Literacy Leader’s mentality that we are all life-long learners, Jennifer Rylatt works on her self and her students becoming better every day.

Terry Ann Williams-Richard

Terry Ann Williams-Richard

Our most recent Literacy Leader, Terry Ann Williams-Richard, is an inspiring educator within the Cincinnati Area using her abilities to encourage the success of her students’ learning and lives.

Lori Davis

Lori Davis

Our Literacy Leader, Lori Davis, is an encouraging educator working within the Cincinnati Public Schools who fosters collaboration and confidence in the classroom.

Davida Swanson

Davida Swanson

Meet our new Literacy Leader, Davida Swanson. Davida is a devoted educator using a variety of strategies to inspire success in the students she works with.

Becca Gasiewicz Thiemann

Becca Gasiewicz Thiemann

Our latest Literacy Leader, Becca Gasiewicz Thiemann, is an experienced and enthusiastic educator holding many roles in the Cincinnati community. Through her work in education, she empowers and excites her students to become better readers every day.

Phoebe Pardo

Phoebe Pardo

Our new Literacy Leader, Phoebe Pardo, is an eager and passionate individual creating an impact in the educational community. Through her work with Clever Crazes for Kids, she continuously excites students about their learning and growth.

Sarah Zawaly

Sarah Zawaly

Our newest Literacy Leader, Sarah Zawaly is an amazing contributor to the success of students throughout Greater Cincinnati. Her background in education and social work has provided her with the resources to excite families over emerging literacy skills.

Andrea Limke

Andrea Limke

Full of great ideas, our Literacy Leader, Andrea Limke, is an eager writer and educator. Focusing on the reader and what they are able to gain from the experience, her writing encourages those of all ages.

Todd Nesloney

Todd Nesloney

Literacy Leader, Todd Nesloney, is an enthusiastic advocate for education and reading. With a fresh and innovative perspective on learning opportunities, he is able to change young readers’ lives.

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