|Jelden receives McGuffey Award|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Holyoke Re-1J School Board member Linda Jelden was nominated by her peers and recognized as a McGuffey Award winner at the Sept. 29 regional meeting of the Colorado Association of School Boards (CASB) in Sterling.
“Linda’s commitment to education began before her service on the board and has continued in her board service,” said Re-1J School Board president Dan Kafka.
She has served on the district’s leadership team, as well as Partners in Education (PIE), and was elected to the school board in 2007.
Kafka added the local board recognizes and appreciates Jelden’s leadership, studious nature, commitment to the district and her passion for student achievement.
This coveted award is named after the McGuffey Readers, which were first published in 1836. After the Civil War, the McGuffey Readers were standard schoolbooks in 37 states.
The CASB website explains the McGuffey Readers were a series of seven books with stories and poems that not only taught kids reading and grammar, but also helped them develop good qualities.
“It was one of the most widely used and influential textbooks of its time in transferring not only knowledge, but also certain virtues required to fulfill the responsibilites of citizenship in a free society.”