Clapp Children’s Literacy Fund Awarded

Graduate student Rebecca Spegal and Danielle Ebeling, a teacher at La Plata Elementary School, have been selected as the recipients of this year’s Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy Award.

The Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy Award was endowed in 2006 to honor Dr. Clapp, a professor emeritus in the Department of Education at Truman. Clapp is a powerful proponent of literacy and children’s literature. Hundreds of students and practicing teachers have been influenced by her dedication and careful mentoring.

The fund provides $500 each to a Master of Arts in Education student and a current teacher to purchase children’s literature for their professional practices.

The awards were presented June 7 during a ceremony in Violette Hall.

Rebecca Spegal and Danielle Ebeling accept their Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy awards from Janet Gooch, dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education, and Peter Kelly, chair of the Department of Education. Pictured, left to right: Gooch, Spegal, Ebeling and Kelly.