Courtney Vidacovich has just joined the SPELL Project as an Evaluation Analyst. We are so pleased to have her expertise with data on board and we are sure she will be a guiding light in telling our story.
Here you have Courtney in the mountains which is where she lives. With her in the photo below is a pic of her with her best buddies on a glorious Rocky Mountain day. Courtney will be commuting as necessary to the various projects and doing a lot of number crunching from her home. You can see that she is a math person who doesn't spend every second in front of her computer. Welcome, Courtney!
The American Library Association advocates for libraries on the developing US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Principles for Family Engagement Practices. In the justification for including libraries in the process, the ALA paper mentions SPELL as an example of state level initiatives with impact on early childhood literacy. The states singled out for mention are: Maine, Colorado, and Wisconsin. It's exciting that word is spreading about the work of our SPELL projects and partners.