Welcome to the first message in my new blog. I'm glad you've come to visit. It's my plan to share information about the recent books I've been reading or writing, ideas for teachers and parents to use with adolescents when it comes to language arts, or just share what's on my mind through regular postings. Hey, I've learned from reading other blogs that it's not a good idea to commit to a specific number of postings in a week or month. Life happens, and deadlines pass all too quickly to make that kind of commitment, so just check in once in awhile and read previous posts if you've missed something.
Without sounding like a braggart, I want to let you know why I'm qualified to write about both reading and writing. Here are just a few of my awards: Utah English Language Arts Teacher of the Year; Nebo Reading Teacher of the Year; Utah Valley League of Utah Writers Writer of the Year; Utah Arts Council Juvenile Novel Author of the Year; League of Utah Writers Diamond Quill winner and Juvenile Novel Author of the Year; and Christa McAuliffe Fellow for my project on adolescent literature.
I hope I'll have something to share that will be meaningful to you and your situation as a reader, writer, student, teacher, parent, friend, or family member.
Feel free to leave me a message here, or contact me via email at my new website at www.LuAnnStaheli.com. While you are on my home page, be sure to sign up for the free e-mailing list. I’d be happy to send you my regular column on issues of education and literacy, as well as keep you informed of upcoming events and new publications.
Until next time, thanks for checking in.