Spelling for childhood literacy
We recently took part in the 14th Annual Great Grown Up Spelling Bee. More than $20,000 was raised for the Kalamazoo Public Library’s Ready to Read program. The Kalamazoo RESA Great Start home visiting program is one of several partners of Ready to Read, which furnishes new children’s books for our staff to give to families at home visits. Great Start team members included Andy Birt, Aubrey Hassenger, Kendra Woods, Tiffany Irvine, John Mickley, Patrick Conley and Sarah Drumm. Many thanks to Dr. Nicholas Andreadis from WMU's Medical School and his wife for sponsoring this year’s team. Congratulations to our Great Start staff who did a great job spelling and won the award for most creative cheer!