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RRCNA Membership Spotlight: Jonelle Hickerson

Published On: March 26th, 2024 | Categories: Latest News |

Learn about your colleagues from across the country who do whatever it takes as part of the Reading Recovery Community! Jonelle received a professional development award to attend LitCon this year, thanks to generous donors from the Foundation for Struggling Readers.

Share a favorite Reading Recovery memory.

There are so many, but a recent encounter with parents tops my list. I went Behind the Glass a few weeks ago, and both parents attended. After my lesson, the parents hugged me and talked about how I am the first person to care about their child as much as they do. They told me how he is noticing things and “reading everything.” I love my interactions with the students, but to hear directly from the parents meant the world to me!

What is your favorite book?

The Hungry Giant

What do you like to do for fun?

I enjoy reading and spending time with my adult children.

What insights do you expect to gain from attending LitCon?

I love what I do and I love learning more about it every day. I enjoy delving into Literacy Lessons and trying to figure out what my student needs. I feel that the presenters at LitCon are just the people that can help me further my learning and in turn further my student’s learning as well.
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