About the editors:
Dr. Loretta Jaggers is currently Professor of Education at Grambling State University in Grambling, LA. She has served as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, reading consultant, and university professor during the past twenty years. She has been actively involved with the North Louisiana Reading Council, the Louisiana Reading Association, and the International Reading Association for a number of years. She has served as session chair at the World Congress on Reading on two occasions. She was presented the Educator of the Year Award by the Louisiana Reading Association in 1993.
Dr. Nanthalia McJamerson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Grambling State University, and has served as a Visiting Professor in Counselor Education at South Carolina State University. She is the author of an empowerment workbook titled Reconstructing Lives: Taking the Mystery Out of Success, and has published several chapters in educational books. Dr. McJamerson’s presentations at professional conferences ranged from adolescent issues to teaching and motivation strategies.
Dr. Gwendolyn Duhon is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at McNeese State University in Lake Charles. She has published eight books, in addition to numerous book chapters and articles in education and counseling. She has received many awards and certificates for her work in education, counseling and poetry writing. Most recently, she received the Palermo Endowed Professorship in Education from McNeese State University. She is a National Certified Counselor who does consulting in early childhood educational settings. She is a columnist for an electronic magazine that focuses on empowerment and self-motivation.
2001 0-7734-7469-2 These interdisciplinary essays demonstrate diverse techniques for involving administrators, parents, community agencies, and organizations in the process of developing literacy skills.