A Conway elementary school librarian is a recipient of the 2016 “I Love My Librarian” Award. The American Library Association says Jamille Rogers of Marguerite Vann Elementary School in Conway is one of ten national winners of the annual public service award.
A press release cites some of her achievements:
Rogers is commended for providing valuable programs and services that bolster academic achievement for underserved students in the community. She has designed a strong school library program to ensure her students have the best chance to succeed.
Rogers manages the Distinguished Gentlemen’s Club, an intervention and empowerment program targeting low-performing male students. The program focuses on building leadership skills to change attitudes towards learning and school. As a result, the program has improved academic performance and created student leaders to be examples for others.
Rogers is a coordinator for the Arkansas Foster Grandparent Program. Retired senior citizens volunteer to work with students who need extra academic support. She identifies students for the program, works with teachers to devise individual plans and trains volunteers. Gains in student achievement have been made through the program.
Rogers is to receive a $5,000 prize at an award ceremony in New York Wednesday night. More information on her nomination can be found here.