Marie Zofrea Awarded Funding to Attend The Reading and Writing Institute
Marie Zofrea a teacher at Clark Mills will be attending the Reading and Writing Institute this summer with a grant provided by The Foundation for MERS. The Reading and Writing Institute is a prestigious training program that provides teachers with education and professional development in the most current methods of English language arts instruction, utilizing the ever-effective workshop model.
Over the past several years, The Foundation for MERS has been proud to grant Marie Zofrea and her colleagues: Jackie Klask (Milford Brook), Nicole DiGiso (Wemrock Brook), Ashley Trohalides (Clark Mills) and Jenna Widener (Clark Mills) over $8,000 to attend Teacher College Literacy courses.
Marie and fellow teachers have attended a variety of workshops over the past few years, which have allowed them to turn-key what they have learned to their grade-levels, departmental colleagues, and parents. Marie says attending these workshops is, “...crucial in keeping abreast of current trends in reading and it enhances my professional growth.” Reading and writing instruction are critical components of a student’s education, which is something that The Foundation for MERS holds close to their hearts. The Foundation for MERS is grateful for teachers like Marie and her colleagues, who are constantly seeking ways to better their craft, which directly impacts the education of our students. The Foundation truly believes that “Together we can make a difference.”