Get Troup Reading is hosting their first reading summit next month. The stakeholder group, consisting of over 40 members, met in October to begin planning the event and inviting speakers to share their expertise. They hope to see 200-300 community members in attendance. In addition, the summit is approved by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning for four hours of continuing education credits. It is a single session that early learning center employees, and some paraprofessionals who work in the school system, can earn credits by attending the free event.
The summit will be held on Saturday, Feb. 8th at 9:00 am – 2:00 pm and the mini-talks from experts in the subject area are the highlight of the event:
- Randy Nix – Georgia House of Representatives
- Judge Michael Key – Judge, Troup County Juvenile Court
- Arianne Weldon – Director, Get Georgia Reading
- Dr. Garry McGibony – GaDoE Deputy Supt., Office of School Safety and Climate
- Dr. Lacey Southerland – Point University Dept. Chair, Child and Youth Development