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Laurie Bick
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Adjunct professor wins statewide award for literacy

Theresa Bennett, an adjunct professor in the College of Education’s Master’s of Reading and Education programs, has accepted the Jean Martin Award from the Diamond State Reading Association for her outstanding dedication to promoting literacy in Delaware.

The award, which is named in memory of a past DSRA president and board member, was presented to Bennett at a Literacy Institute on Oct. 4 that focused on strategies to help struggling readers.

Bennett has worked in the education field in Delaware since 1992. She has served as a literacy coach in both the Capital and Caesar Rodney school districts and is currently the English Language Arts Education Associate for the Department of Education. As an advocate of literacy and volunteerism, Bennett has held many positions on the DSRA board, including president. She has chaired and presented for teachers and parents at many DSRA events, including Young Author’s Conferences, leadership retreats and the Fall Conference. 

"It is vital that the educators in the State of Delaware are armed with the necessary professional development and resources to be the best they can in a very challenging profession,” Bennett said.

For more information, visit the Diamond State Reading Association’s website at

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Published: Thursday, October 18, 2012 - New Castle, DE