Dufrocq Elementary Teachers’ Testimonial Nets LPB an Award
- April 9, 2009
A testimonial from Dufrocq Elementary School teacher Noi Mills (pictured, second from left, with her sons, Trevon Mills and D’Aveon Mills) about how great the Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) Super Why! Camp was netted the organization a national award. LPB recently won a My Source Community Impact Award in Education from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) in Washington, D.C. The camp was held last summer at Dufrocq Elementary School.
Mills’ twin sons have symptoms of autism, and the teacher was amazed by the progress they made during the week-long camp co-sponsored by Big Buddy. Also pictured at the awards ceremony are: Corporation for Public Broadcasting President/CEO Patricia Harrison (left), LPB President Beth Courtney (second from right) and CPB Senior Vice-president of Education and Children’s Content Dr. Susan Zelman (right).
“I almost cried when I saw the remarkable improvement they were making during and after the Super Why! Camp,” Mills said in the testimonial. “I saw the excitement in their eyes because they could understand things, and now they can read. They were able to grasp concepts that we had been working on a long time.”
The Super Why! Camp is part of LPB’s three-year partnership with CPB to improve the reading and vocabulary skills of preschoolers called Raising Readers that launched in 2008.
The My Source Community Impact Awards for Education were created by CPB to give well-deserved recognition to public television stations for their commitment to providing educational services to learners of all ages and abilities, all races and backgrounds, from preschoolers to senior citizens, as well as for the services the stations provide to teachers, parents and caregivers. For more information on the My Source Community Impact Awards for Education, please visit www.cpb.org.
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