What an honor it is to serve as the Director
of the NLPDC. It is an exciting time to be a part of this worthy organization. As educators, parents and literacy leaders
we are faced with many challenges to provide a literacy rich environment for all of our citizens, young and old. With the
changes in technology moving at warp-speed and the economic recovery moving at a snail's pace, it can be a daunting task to
keep up and move ahead. But we must! And we will! For the sake of future generations we will find a way! When we realize these
challenges are simply new opportunities in which to excel, our creative forces begin to take charge. The NLPDC knows
that the contribution of literacy instruction and research is essential if all teachers
in all schools are to experience high-quality professional learning as part of their daily work.
The NLPDC offers
several conferences and institutes to provide teacher leaders and administrators with valuable tools to bring the most powerful
forms of professional learning to all the teachers with whom they work. Mark your calendar and join us
at the next literacy institute. We assure you that our Institutes are not a “sit
and get”; rather, a “shake, rattle and roll” learning experience.
We hope to see you!
Ingrid Haynes, Ph.D.