Building Confidence, Skills and Knowledge

Building Confidence, Skills and Knowledge Interview WITH Katerina Demo K-3 Reading Corps Alum Meet Katerina – Katerina Demo is finishing up her college career in Grand Rapids, Michigan. She has a passion for education and working with children so that

Partner Spotlight – Refugee Education Center

MEC Summer Corps Partner Spotlight Refugee Education Center Serving Kent & Ottawa Counties What is the mission of the Refugee Education Center? We support refugees in their journey to become fully participating members of the West Michigan community. We envision

Meet Jessica – MEC’s Newest Staff Member

Interview with Jessica Grohs Lead Coaching Specialist & Training Manager Jessica Grohs began her new role as MEC’s Lead Coaching Specialist and Training Manager on June 1, 2021. Previously, Jessica was the first Michigan Math Coaching Specialist for Michigan Education

Chaos, Camaraderie, and Constants

Chaos, Camaraderie, and Constants Elizabeth, K-3 Reading Corps, Detroit Chaos is the background noise, drowning everything in its wake. Found in the resounding silence when the technology inevitably breaks. It is the changing status of absent, present, and away; that

Final Reflections

Final Reflections Courtney | K-3 Reading Corps | Flint My service term flew by. It seems like just yesterday I was attending the virtual trainings via Zoom and completing the LMS modules. I have grown a lot over the past

Above and Beyond

Above and Beyond Ashley, K-3 Reading Corps Member, Grand Rapids Something that never fails to impress me about my students is their constant drive to want to learn more, and to tackle every challenge they face. Children are relentlessly curious,

Encouraging Meaningful Relationships

Encouraging Meaningful Relationships Abigail, K-3 Literacy Interventionist, aLPENA Dr. Kathryn Wentzel, researcher of teacher-student relationships at the University of Maryland, explains that when students have a positive and trusting relationship with their teachers, then they are more likely to engage.