College of Education alumna part of project that receives prestigious award

Published: August 09, 2021

Article body

College of Education alumna Jennifer Northrup is part of a team of educators who have received the 2021 American Association of School Librarians’ Roald Dahl’s Miss Honey Social Justice Award for their project “Empowering a Diverse Community of Learners Through Biographies” that is based at Gwin Elementary School in Hoover, Alabama.

Northrup worked with elementary educator Hali House, STEAM teacher Kelley Feagin and outreach public librarian Katie Jane Morris on the project. The goal of the project was to bridge ideas on social justice and Black Americans using biographies as a tool to expand students’ ideas and connection with real-world struggles.

Read the full story here.

Submitted by: George Littleton