February 5, 6 and 7, 2009, approximately 2,400 educators from across
the state of Wisconsin participated in the Wisconsin State Reading
Association's annual reading convention in Milwaukee. This year's
convention was chaired by Reading Specialist at Urban Middle School,
Lueschow currently serves as vice president of WSRA's Executive Committee and will be president in two years.
collaboratively with Lueschow was Traci Breit, reading specialist at
Horace Mann Middle School, who served as the program chair, and Lynne
Hagley, reading specialist at Sheboygan South High School, who served
as the registration chair.
In addition to the
leadership roles Sheboygan's reading specialists had, nine of the
district's reading specialists, as well as a few of its teachers,
introduced speakers at the convention.
year, Winnie Huebsch, reading, language arts and world languages
coordinator for the Sheboygan Area School District, gave an insightful
presentation. This year's presentation was entitled: Best Practices in
Reading for the Disabled or Special Education Student at the Elementary
Level. Huebsch's presentation had "standing room only" attendance.
WSRA has over 3,000 members and leaders within the organization. Its
annual conventions are regarded by the International Reading
Association and Wisconsin's State Superintendent, Elizabeth Burmaster,
as a premier staff development opportunity within the state and the