In May of 2010, Lynda Marshall was the recipient of the first annual Literacy Award presented by The NU Centre for Literacy at Nipissing’s Schulich School of Education.
Marshall teaches English and Literacy at Widdifield Secondary School in North Bay. She holds a Bachelor of Education from Nipissing and is currently completing her Master of Education degree at Nipissing.
She was presented the award at the recent Continuum of Literacy Learning conference that took place at the University May 7 – 8. As part of her award, Marshall received conference admission, $100 and a plaque describing her contributions.
Marshall has demonstrated her commitment to her students and to the teaching profession concerning literacy education through:
- organizing and presenting at four teacher conferences in the Near North School District,
- presenting her initiatives on using graphic novels with secondary school students to graduate education students at OISE and to the Ministry of Education research conference in Sudbury,
- writing a section in the book Whatever Happened to Language Arts?, where she described her classroom work in literacy with male readers experiencing difficulties, and
- continuing her role as a knowledgeable and supportive literacy resource teacher in her secondary school.
Created by the NU Centre for Literacy, the award was established to promote excellence in literacy education in the educational community. Nomination forms were sent to the district boards in the Nipissing area, and Marshall was selected by the Advisory Board for the NU Centre for Literacy for her contributions to literacy education with her students, as a literacy leader in her school, and for her professional development sessions in the educational community.
The NU Centre for Literacy congratulates all of the nominees.