Conversations in the Library- Dr. Randy OverbeckSwedenborg Memorial Library 09/25/2012 04:30 PM - 06:00 PM
The College of Education and Sports Studies will sponsor a "Conversations in the Library" on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at 4:30 p.m. in the Swedenborg Memorial Library. The presenter is Dr. Randy Overbeck, educator, author, and speaker, who will speak on the topic, " Teachers: the Real American Heroes."
Dr. Randy Overbeck, veteran school leader, winner of the 2003 National Teacher-Leader Award from RRCNA and author of the groundbreaking novel Leave No Child Behind, will share an inspiring and uplifting message about the heroic, life-altering work of teachers. Using the true stories of real teacher-heroes - like Dave Sanders, the hero of Columbine who saved over a hundred students that fateful day; Marie Clay, who revolutionized teachers' knowledge and understanding of beginning literacy and helped to rescue thousands of struggling students from illiteracy; and, Jamie Escalante, who used math to transform the lives of gang students from East LA - his talk will affirm the remarkable work teachers do to meet the incredible, sometimes overwhelming needs of their students.
For more information contact either Julie McDaniel, director of Library Services, at 937-484-1337, or Lucinda Leugers, interim dean, College of Education and Sports Studies, at 937- 652-6807.