Pam Allyn with new friends from The Literacy Connection 10/14/17
The members of The Literacy Connection strive to build a community of scholar-teachers who support, share, publish, and disseminate professional information and engage cooperatively in workshops, curriculum development, evaluation and research activities. We also seek to foster educationally sound practices among teachers, parents, policy makers, and others who are involved and interested in literacy matters.
The Literacy Connection has authored Reading and Writing, Where It All Begins: Helping Your Children at Home, first published in 1991 and revised in 2004. A Spanish version has also been published. Proceeds from the sale of the booklet support professional development workshops. Information on how to purchase the booklets is on the publications page of this website.
The Literacy Connection (TLC) is a non-profit (501c3) teacher support group founded in 1982 by five teachers. Our supporters include teachers, administrators, parents, and others concerned with literacy education. Each year TLC presents professional development opportunities for Central Ohio educators. We invite celebrated educational authors, who have championed literacy practices, to share work, their thoughts and their hopes for teaching and learning in today's classrooms. Speakers through the years from 1987 until 2003 have included, among others: Donald Graves, Yetta Goodman, Marie Clay, Moira McKenzie, Charlotte Huck, Ron Hirschi, Arnold Adoff, Gay Su Pinnell, and Evie Freeman. In 2003 we began our study book model for professional development. To view our history of presenters from 2003 until the present click here.
Donations will be used to support our literacy efforts.
Mandy Robek President
Teacher Gr 2 Tyler Run Elementary
Kristine Michael Vice President and Author Facilitator
Northridge Local Schools
Carol Price Development of Professional Materials
Kathleen Taps, Treasurer and
Brian Lawless Secretary
Teacher Language Arts Gr 6 Worthington Estates Elem.
Worthington City Schools
Stella Villalba Columbus Ambassador
Teacher Leader English Language Learning
Dublin City Schools
Sarah Oberlin Program Evaluation
Teacher Gr 4 Wickliffe Elementary
Upper Arlington Schools
NCTE Past President
Dr. Amy McClure
Emerita Rodefer Professor of Education
Past President, Ohio Assoc. of Colleges of Teacher Education
Past President, Children's Lit.Assembly,NCTE
Ohio Wesleyan University
Teacher Gr 2 Crossing Elementary
Hilliard City Schools
Dr. Marlene Beierle
The Ohio State University
Peggy Oxley In Memorium
Past President 1984-2020
Past President 1984-2020