Three Liberty Elementary teachers are among 22 selected to participate in the Louisville Writing Project Summer Institute, a professional development program for teachers of all grades and content areas.
Carrie Donovan, Sarah Jessie and Katie Rupp attended orientation recently and all three say they can't wait to get started.
Jessie and Rupp will be able to attend in part due to scholarship from the Christopher Luvisi Scholarship fund, created in honor of former Goshen Elementary principal Christopher Luvisi.
Luvisi was an enthusiastic educator who lost his battle with brain cancer a decade ago. His wife, Anne, started the fund in his honor. Scholarships are awarded to support ongoing professional development for teachers, which was one of Chris' passions. In particular, the LWP was a favorite of his, Anne said. He was honored by LWP organizers for the number of teachers he encouraged to get involved with the project.
Anne presented the teachers with their scholarships during a breakfast at Liberty Elementary May 29. Donovan is receiving a scholarship from the LWP to help pay for tuition.
The Louisville Writing Project Summer Institute is affiliated with the National Writing Project network and is one of nearly 200 sites across the country and abroad. The Louisville site is cosponsored by the University of Louisville's College of Education and Human Development and the Kentucky Department of Education.
The LWP works with schools to provide and promote professional development in literacy for teachers of all grade levels and content areas. This is the 31st year for the LWP.
Pictured, from left, Elementary Level Director Amy Cordrey, Sarah Jessie, Anne Luvisi, Katie Rupp and Carrie Donovan.