The Missouri Reader WINTER ISSUE Vol. 44, Issue 1 - Page 2

Promoting Literacy Throughout the

State of Missouri

Journal of the

Missouri Literacy Association


Sam Bommarito, Ed.D.


Glenda Nugent, M.Ed.


And Beyond!

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The Missouri Reader

Vol. 43, Issue 2

Editorial Board 2020-2021

Julius B. Anthony

St, Louis Black Authors Assn.

Ann Powell-Brown, Ph.D.

University of Central Missouri

Carolyn I. Brown, Ph.D.

Webster University

Julie Bryant, Ed.D.

Southwest Baptist University

Dawna Lisa Buchanan, Ph.D.

University of Central Missouri

Angela Danley, Ed.D.

Universtiy of Central Missouri

Laurie Edmondson, Ed.D.

Drury University

Troy Fredde, M.Ed. NCBT

North KC Schools

Mary Jo Fresch, Ph.D.

Ohio State University

Diana Houlle. M.Ed.

Blue Valley School District

Kathleen Howe, Ph.D.

Park University

Annemarie Jay, Ph.D

Widener University

Sherry Jordan, M.Ed.

Fort Zumwalt School District

Shea Kerkhoff, Ph.D.

University of Missouri St. Louis

William Kerns, Ph.D.

University of Arkansas Little Rock

Anita Lael, Ed.D

Drury University

Kayla Lewis, Ph. D.

Missouri State University

Lisa Merideth, Ph.D.

Maryville University

Denise Mounts Ed.D.

University of Arkansas

Michael Nelson, Ph.D.

Wesleyan University

Molly Ness, Ph.D.

Fordham University

Lara Nugent, M.Ed.

University of Missouri

Katherine O'Daniels, Ph.D. Universtiy of Missouri St. Louis

Lisa Pelkey, Ph.D.

Northwest Missouri State

Sarah Valter, Ed.D.

Lindbergh School District

Cynthia Hail Wilson, Ph.D.

Missouri State University

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The Missouri Reader is a peer-reviewed online journal that

is published twice a year by the Missouri Literacy Association, an affiliate of the International Literacy Association, as a thoughtful forum for the consideration

of issues, practices, research, and ideas in the field of literacy. Its contents do not reflect or imply endorsement by the Missouri Literacy Association or the International Literacy.


Editors Expressions

Sam Bommarito Glenda Nugent

Chairman's Message

Sam Bommarito

MLA Meets the Challenge to Support Teachers

Mary Jo Barker

Everyone a Student, Everyone a Teacher

Sarah Valter

We Did NOT Sign Up for This

Amy Sutter

Building Relationships

Jason Campbell

These recent op-ed Facebook posts are by teachers expressing what many of us are feeling about teaching in a pandemic.

My Journey as a Children’s Author

Judy Young

Judy Young is an award-winning author of twenty-nine children’s fiction, nonfiction and poetry books, including M is for Missouri.

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Invited Author- Judy Young

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Op- Ed

Social Media Commitee Messages

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