Forrest City teacher receives award

Forrest City teacher receives award

FORREST CITY, AR (KAIT) - A Forrest City teacher was recently awarded a grant from the National Council of Teachers of English.

Brycial Williams is a kindergarten teacher who was one of several people awarded a Teacher for the Dream grant.

Williams has several degrees in education from the Arkansas State University and is currently finishing his education specialist degree in reading there.

The Arkansas Council of Teachers of English Language Arts, a state affiliate of NCTE, partnered with the national agency to provide Williams with unique opportunities in professional networking and leadership in the field of literacy education.

The grant will allow Williams to participate and serve in two major conferences this fall.

Williams is the first recipient of the Teacher for the Dream award in the state.

He will be recognized at the Arkansas Curriculum Conference on Nov. 5 in Little Rock.

"We are proud of Brycial and his school and district for committing to professional development at state and national levels with other ELA educators in Arkansas," ACTELA President and associate professor of education at Arkansas State Dixie Keyes said. "ACTELA wants to recognize exemplary educators throughout their careers and provide them with a network of professional support and encouragement. We are certain Brycial will become a longstanding member of our board."

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