Christie Brown was recently selected to receive the 2013 Lee’s Summit Reading Council Literacy Award. She is a library media specialist at Summit Lakes Middle School.
Brown will be honored at a ceremony May 1 in the Summit Lakes Middle School library media center. Refreshments will be served beginning at 4:15 p.m. with the ceremony at 4:30 p.m. The event is open to the public.
The SLMS library media specialist was nominated by her peers based on her contributions to literacy and students at her school. At SLMS, she facilitates the school’s Falcon Literacy: Inspiring Great Habits Together program, the Book of the Month Club, the school’s Technology Committee and Teen Read Week. She frequently co-teaches research projects and provides instructional strategies for teachers.
One of her innovations at the school was organizing the SLMS Blind Book Date. She wrapped 90 novels and provided a brief description of the novel on the wrapping paper. Students agreed to read and review the book they checked out, knowing only what was written on the wrapping paper.
This is the 31st year that the Reading Council has presented these awards.
The Lee’s Summit Reading Council is a chapter of the International Reading Association.