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Better Together 2022-2023

 Project Director  School  Project Title
Jennie Gree East Rutherford Middle School Inventing the Inventor:
Learning How to Be Creators
Rhonda Florence  Hasty Elementary School  Coding Across Carolina
 Laura Aldridge Durant Road Middle SchoolPower of Voice Through Student Podcasting

Better Together 2021-2022

 Project Director  School  Project Title
Chelsea Brantley Nags Head Elementary School CĂ­rculo de Amigos: Bilingual Book Club
Elizabeth A. Bruch
Southern Alamance High School Reading Beyond the Walls
Hannah Wilson Apex Elementary School

Engaging English Language Learners Through
the Use of Graphic Novels

Better Together 2020-2021

 Project Director School Project Title
 Vickie Blankenship Asheville Primary School Let It Shine: The American Civil Rights Movement
 Katie Bogle AL Brown High School Bringing History to Life
 Tonya Monroe-Leach Western Guilford High School We Stand For Unity


Emily GolightlyNewport Elementary School
Jeremy RadfordEastern Wayne High School

Read 2 Succeed 2019-2020

 Project Director School Project Title

 Walter Carmichael

 Meadowlark Middle School Mustang Makers
 Emma Fox Salem Elementary School Gettin' Digi With It
 Jillian Harper Walter M. Williams High School Paws and Read: Bulldogs + Books
 Sarah Justice Rosman Middle and High Schools One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Fly Fish
 Sara Levin Kinston High School Comical Curriculum

Action Research

Year  Name School  District   Topic
 2019  Jacob Kapp  Clemmons Middle School Winston Salem Forsyth Schools Into the Future- Makerspace
 2018  Hugh Davis  C.S. Brown High School    Days in the Lives: School Planning, Local History, and Appreciation of Who We Are
 2017  Vicky Mahoney Powhatan Elementary School Johnston County Schools Play with Words: Motivating Students to be Creative Writers
 2013 Melissa Chiti

Glen Elementary School

Durham Public Schools

Collaborative Learning and Technology Tools: A Model for Media Instruction for the Kindergarten Year
 2012 Susan Varner Wayne Avenue Elementary*School

Harnett*County Schools

Meeting Real Reference Needs

Read 2 Succeed 2018-19

 Project Director School Project Title
 Kristi Allred North Davidson Middle School Immersed in Learning: Going Virtual
 Anitra Cook Sam D. Bundy Elementary Growing Learners Through Hands-on STEM/Literacy Activities
 Brene Duggins Oak Grove High School Beardown for Reading
 Emily Kerley Pumpkin Center Primary School A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words: Adapted Texts for Diverse Learners
 Elizabeth McCue & Alysa Amato Grady A. Brown Elementary We Can Do It!: Learning About Empowerment through Biographies of Women, Research, and Programming Robots

Read 2 Succeed 2017-18

Project Director  School  LEA  Project Title
 Mary  B. Simmons  Jarvisburg Elementary School  Currituck County Slam...Pow...Wow! Superheroes Real, Imaginary, & Graphic (novels)!
 Katie Bogle  AL Brown High School  Kannapolis City Making Learners into Innovators
 Laura Aldridge  Terrell Lane Middle School
 Franklin County  Hello from the Other Side
 Julie Overpeck  Holbrook Middle School  Gaston County  Reaching New Heights with Hi-Lo Readers
 Tracey Patterson Graham High  School   Alamance-Burlington
 Collaborative Book Clubs for Exceptional Learners

Read 2 Succeed 2015-16

Project Director School LEA Project Title
 Veronica Guanino Mountain View Elementary School Catawba County Inventors, Inventions, Innovators, and STEM
 LeTeisha Hunt Townsend Middle School Robeson County Words, Technology, and Colors
 Natalie Harvey Carolina Friends School Independent School Book Buy In
 Sarah Justice Rosman High School Transylvania County Real Superheroes Don't Always Wear Capes
 Stacy Morgan Friedburg Elementary School Davidson County Rookie Research: Developing Accessible Resources for the Littlest Learners

Read 2 Succeed 2012-13

Project Director School LEA Project Title
Karen Meier Southwest Guilford High School Guilford County Sports Literacy Program
Karen Maxon Rugby Middle School Henderson County Choose Kind and Pay It Forward
Suzanne Thomasson Starmount High School Yadkin County New Librarianship in Practice
Charlene Cali Brevard Elementary School Transylvania County Digital Cameras and Haiku: Bring Together the Two
Suzanne Carr Coates Smithfield Middle School Johnston County Knight Flight: Take Off With Reading

Read 2 Succeed 2011-12

Project Director School LEA Project Title
Brita Mann Marvin Ridge Middle SchoolUnion County Author Mentors and Student Readers and Writers
Becky Palgi  Archer Lodge Middle School Johnston County The Elements of Mystery: A Digital Museum of the Unexplained
Katherine Toriello  G. R. Whitfield SchoolPitt County Kindles for Kiddies
Laura Bowers  Westwood Elementary SchoolAshe County  Light a Reading Fire with Kindles
Beverly Hall  Newton Conover High SchoolNewton-Conover City  S.U.R.G.E.
Vickie Blankenship  East McDowell Junior High SchoolMcDowell County  World History Comes Alive with Overdrive eBooks
Gina Webster  Walkertown Middle/High School Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Literacy Lives: Connecting School and Community with Reading and Storytelling

Read 2 Succeed 2010-11

Project Director School LEA Project Title
 Trudy Moss Watauga High School Watauga County Proposal Freedom: Using Newspapers to Teach about our Civil Rights and Responsibilities
 Sarah Justice Rosman High School Transylvania County Fresh Books
 Kathy Fox-Morris Ethan Shive Elementary School Rowan County Getting Down to Brass Tacks
 Karen Waller Timber Drive Elementary School Wake County Read Around the World
 Suzanne Crockett Hanford Dole Elementary School Rowan County Read Science 2 Succeed

Read 2 Succeed 2009-10

Project Director School LEA Project Title
 Debra Rosenblum Black Mountain Elementary SchoolBuncombe County Our Storied Histories 

Read 2 Succeed 2008-09

Project Director School LEA Project Title
 Katie Bogle A.L. Brown High School Kannapolis CityGuys Read 
 Michelle Burton Eastlawn Elementary Alamance/Burlington Fourth Grade Girls Leadership Challenge
 Beth Carson Fairview Elementary Buncombe County NC Children's Book Award Project
 Sherry Edwards Rock Ridge Elementary Wilson County Famous American Read
 Linda Mecks Marvin Ridge High Union County  Community Read
 Kathy Moore Blowing Rock School Watauga County Mush! Experiencing the Alaskan Iditarod
 Susan Nilo Glade Creek School Alleghany County Mini Smart Boxes
 Christine Quigley Alexander Wilson Elementary Alamance/Burlington Great Gadzooks! It's Graphic
 Susan Varner Western Harnett High Harnett County X-treme History
 Tammy Young Charles D. Owen High Buncombe County Warorse Readers

Read 2 Succeed 2007-08

Project Director School LEA Project Title
 Janet Jones Harding University High Charlotte Mecklenburg Podcasting Ram Science: The Cry of the Catawba 
 Cynthia Barlowe Hibriten High Caldwell County Through Their Eyes...The World War Adolescent Experience
 Nancy Shaffer Terrell Lane Middle Franklin CountyMostly Manga
 Elizabeth Conner Belmont Elementary Roanoke Rapids Graded School DistrictRead to Learn: Modeling for Kindergartners
 Andrea Horosko Raleigh Road Elementary Cumberland CountyRead Around the Library
 Holly Maness Southwest Guilford High Guilford County Special Friends: Reaching All Members of the SWHS Family
 Gwendolyn White Warren County Middle Warren County Stories to Remember: Oral Histories of Warren County

Read 2 Succeed 2006-07

Project Director School LEA Project Title
 Rhonda Florence Hasty Elementary Davidson County English Language Learners Making the School-to-Home Connection
 Leila "Bee" Manship Concord High Cabarrus County Comics in the ESL Classroom
 Laura Mangum North Pitt High Pitt County Modernizing the Study of American Literature
 Kirsten McDonald Emma Elementary Buncombe County History Mysteries
 Karen Maxon & Joni Allison Rugby Middle Henderson County Virtual Voices
 Debbie Long Speight Middle Wilson County Looking Towards the Future
 Cheri Klein North Chatham (K-8) Chatham County Fellowship of the Book
 Cathy DuPre Oaklawn Language Academy Charlotte-Mecklenburg Connections in Literature: Nursery Rhymes, Poems, Songs, and Fairy Tales in French
 Beverly Hall South Newton Elementary Newton-Conover City Let's Get Graphic!: Using Graphic Novels to Promote Reading Comprehension and Writing Skills
 Ann Long Glenn High Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Literacy 1st

Read 2 Succeed 2005-06

Project Director School Project Title
 Nancy Tomkovick B. Everett Jordan Elementary Nonfiction and the Young Researcher
 Cara Wolford Woodrow Wilson Elementary The "Wright" Stuff: A Living Museum of Famous North Carolinians
 Kellie Joyce Garcia Guy B. Teachey School Books that Really Measure Up!: Exploring Measurement Through Children's Literature
 Elizabeth Hayworth Midway Elementary What's so Funny? : Using Riddles, Jokes, and Wordplay to Promote Critical Thinking Skills
 Cathy Wray Asheboro High Picture This: Engaging Struggling Readers at the High School Level
 Staci Bumgarner River Bend Middle Free Books: Love Your Books, Set Them Free
 Laura Poole Sparta School Do You Hear What I Hear?
 Sarah Justice Rosman High Storytelling with Local History
 Suzie Thomasson Starmount High ESL: Every Student Learning
 Beverly M. Outwater Sam D. Bundy Elementary Books for Lunch Bunch

Read 2 Succeed 2004-05

Project Director School LEA Project Title
 Tracie Below Welcome Middle Pitt County Exceptional Animals
 Karen Bessey Darden Middle Wilson City  Bright Beginnings
 Gina Cusato-O'Neal Mineral Springs Middle Winston-Salem/Forsyth County The Great Dismal Swamp Experience
 Karen Harris C. H. Tuttle Middle Catawba County Right to Read
 Kathy Idol Parkway Elementary Watauga County Parkway Families Read Together
 Sheila Mendoze Northwest Elementary Pitt County Down Home Folks
 Karen Perry Central Davidson Middle Davidson County Into the Passing Lane: Book + iPod=VRRROOM
 Susan Ward Burton Geo-World Magnet School Durham County Fireside Stories: Telling Family Stories Our Way
 Dianne Wright Churchland Elementary Davidson County Poetry Primes and Pumps Pupils
 Paige Ysteboe Western Middle Alamance Burlington Boys Love Books Too

Read 2 Succeed 2003-04

Project Director School LEA Project Title
 Renee Gentry Ronda-Clingman Elementary Wilkes County North Carolina from A to Z
 Sue Kimmel Gillespie Park Elementary Guilford County One Book, One School
 Nancy Larkin Asheville Middle Asheville City Libros Latinos
 Mindy Tomasevich Davis Drive Middle Wake County Literature Circles Go Graphic
 Janice Williams Roberson Elementary Edgecomb County Books, Summer, and Me


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