Clapp Award Helps Educators

Kim Winkler and Mackenzie Perron are the recipients of the Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy Award. Pictured, from left: Clapp, Winkler, Perron and Wendy Miner, professor of education.

This year’s recipients for the Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy Award from Truman State University are Mackenzie Perron and Kim Winkler.

The Dr. Kay Clapp Children’s Literacy Award was endowed in 2006 to honor the professor emeritus who taught in the Department of Education. 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. Perron is a graduate student at Truman, and Winkler is a literacy coach and title reading interventionist in the Macon R-1 School District.

The awards were presented June 8 during a ceremony in Violette Hall.
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