Congratulations Shelley Stagg Peterson

Congratulations to P&M Press author Shelley Stagg Peterson

Shelley S. Peterson

Shelley S. Peterson

Shelley Stagg Peterson was presented with the Arbuthnot Award at the 2010 IRA Annual Convention held in April. The Arbuthnot Award recognizes IRA members affiliated with a college or university and currently engaged in teacher and/or librarian preparation in reading at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. The Arbuthnot Award is presented to an individual who is:

  • a knowledgeable professional-one who knows the field of children and/or young adults’ literature and who keeps current in research and practice
  • an innovative teacher-one who initiates and teaches outstanding courses and programs in children and/or young adults’ literature
  • a leader in the field of children’s and/or young adults’ literature–one who serves the profession and assumes leadership positions in appropriate college, school, community, and/or professional organizations
  • a role model/mentor-one who inspires and instructs students/teachers to generate knowledge and appreciation for children and young adults’ literature
  • a disseminator-one who researches, publishes, and promotes exemplary instructional practices beyond his/her own campus
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