contributed by Lynne Johnson, Associate Director of Education
A few people were asking about what was going on in Education last night from 4 - 6, so Donna thought it would be a good idea to let you know about it.
We are always recruiting new schools for all of our programs, but last night we were highlighting Student Matinees and Poetry Out Loud. We did some networking and invited school teachers to come to an informational meeting covering both of these programs.
We also had a guest poet, Dr. Daniel Thomas Moran who is also an Assistant Professor at Boston University's School of Dentistry (yes a dentist AND a poet), share his love of poetry with 22 high school English teachers and librarians. He read two of his poems and is very excited about being involved with Poetry Out Loud. He signed copies of his book for our department, and if you're interested in poetry, any one of us would be happy to lend it out.
Our Poetry Out Loud State Champion, Michaela Murray also beautifully delivered two of poems for a very captive audience. She is riveting and will be joining us for the Open House if you'd like to see her perform.
We covered the nuts and bolts of both programs and offered our friendly educational services to all in attendance. A majority of them also attended Candide last night after the meeting.
All in all, we had a very successful meeting, and welcomed some new teachers on board for both of these programs.
That's all on the Education front for today anyway...
Learn more about our Student Matinees.