Two Rivers Reading Council
A message from the president of TRRC
Hello everyone and welcome back to a new school year!! My name is Christine Throop and I am the new President of Two Rivers Reading Council!! I hope everyone is off to a great start!! Let me take a moment and tell you a little about myself. I have been teaching for thirty-one years. I was a special education teacher and reading specialist in grades K-2 for twenty-one years. During that time, I taught Reading Recovery as well. I have been a fifth-grade teacher for the last ten years. My passion is teaching kids the love of reading.
I joined the Two Rivers Reading Council Board in 2015. It is a wonderfully, strong organization, that has been around for many years, 44 to be exact. Two Rivers is part of Illinois Reading Council, which is one of the strongest state councils in the country. If you are a member, you know of the many benefits such as the copy of The IRC Reading Journal that you receive, access to professional development through IRC, Wired Wednesdays, and the Book Club and much more. In addition to those PD opportunities, Two Rivers offers professional development throughout the school year at no cost to members. Please watch your e-mail for upcoming events and like us on face book; Two Rivers Reading Council.
I hope you will take the time to get to know us through our upcoming Social event at Grapes and Hops in Kankakee, Illinois at 4:30 on Tuesday September 26, 2017.
Literature Trivia Membership Drive @ Grapes and Hops
Tuesday, Sep. 26th, 4:30pm
251 South Schuyler Avenue
RSVPs are enabled for this event.
Building Rep Spotlight
50 Years of Reading Excellence
October 5 - 7, 2017
Thousands of literacy advocates, educators, and researchers will gather from October 5-7, 2017 for the 50th Annual IRC Conference, 50 Years of Reading Excellence, at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, Illinois.