Hello teachers! We hope you all had a relaxing summer and are coping with the current state of things here at the beginning of the year. It has certainly been a challenging start for all. Remember, no matter how you are teaching this year (virtually or in-person), our board is here to support you in all areas of literacy. We can help you with finding resources and links to great websites if needed. Our website includes lots of options, so be sure to drop by and check there too. Just click the resource links tabs for websites and our Pinterest boards. Our website got a resent overhaul with new branding, so be sure to check it out and jot down our new URL, vslapiedmont.com and email, leadership@vslapiedmont.com . Highlights from the Spring Even though we did not get to celebrate literacy together throughout this past year, we did celebrate our Young Authors in May. The students were recognized with a video production hosted on Youtube and on Facebook. In fact, it's still available ...
The school year is off, and we are once again challenged with Covid 19. However, our board is committed to getting PAC back on track! We are writing to share with you the details of this year’s Celebrate Literacy Fall Conference 2021 . This is our fifth year hosting the event, and we’re thrilled once again with this year’s line up. Conference Overview: Our conference celebrates our love for all things literacy by providing teachers in our area access to professional development on a wide range of literacy topics to support the needs of elementary and middle school learners. Registration is open to teachers, reading specialists, administrators, homeschooling parents, and education students. Our keynote address will be delivered by faculty members from the University of Lynchburg and breakout presentations by local literacy experts including reading specialists, instructional coaches, and special education teachers. We are excited to offer the conference in a virtual, on-demand format this...
The Piedmont Chapter of VSLA has selected this year's Reading Teacher of the Year, Caitlin Pugh from Robert S. Payne Elementary with Lynchburg City Schools. Caitlin has been with LCS for fourteen years. Her experience has been in the regular classroom grades 1, 3, and 4 as well as reading specialist for the past three years.  Caitlin has a bachelor of science in education and a masters in reading education from the University of Lynchburg. Caitlin has always been passionate about reading (personally and professionally), so it was a natural path for her career to pursue licensure as a reading specialist. She has a strong love of her students and her school. She was fortunate to be able to transition into a reading specialist position there. Throughout her tenure at Payne, instilling a love of reading has been her mission. She loves collaborating with her colleagues and helping them broaden their knowledge of reading instruction too. During this unusual year, Caitlin has been a huge ...