A few years ago I wrote an article for our state council’s newsletter. In it I outlined the reasons why I belong to the Keystone State Reading Organization. I talked about originally joining because I felt it was something that I should do as reading specialist and have on my resume, but how I quickly came to understand that it was so much more. Mostly,I talked about the influence of people:
Over the years I have met so many wonderful individuals who have guided me to new thinking and
challenged me to learn more. Teachers, authors, nationally known researchers, publishers, and
book sellers have all been a part of my professional and personal growth.
…I have learned that with KSRA, membership in a professional organization is so much more than
something to put on a resume. It is a place where passions, friendships, and ideals are born and
continue to grow.
I’m still passionate about literacy, I’m still growing and learning, and I guess that’s why I still belong.