This year's NCTE convention was a whirlwind of activity as usual.
I was thrilled to be able to have two of my colleagues, Anna Sedenka and Lynne Walsh with me. We had so much fun learning and talking together!
But I missed my friend Susan Dee who brought me to my first NCTE 3 years ago, so I decided to bring her along with me. Flat Susan met many new people and connected with old friends.
Pernille Ripp and Jillian Heisse
I had many fangirl moments meeting authors I admire.
At The Nerdy gathering with Lynda Mullaly Hunt and Nikki Loftin
Ok, so I did not meet her, but I LOVE Kate DiCamillo! Hearing her speak was a huge thrill!
Melissa Guerette, Michele Knott, Jason Lewis, Lesley Burnap, Lynda Mullaly Hunt
Of course we had Flat Susan with us! (Photo bomber, David Smith).
One inspiring session featured Teri Lessene, Donalyn Miller, Kylene Beers and Bob Probst! I sat on the floor because all the seats in the HUGE auditorium were filled!
Check out this fabulous group of authors at the Nerdy Penguin Bash hosted by Donalyn Miller, John Shumacher (Mr. Schu), and Colby Sharp.
Finally, presenting with my panel was such a dream come true. I admire and respect each one of these ladies tremendously.
Me with Cynthia Lord, Lynda Mullaly Hunt, and Alyson Beecher
Weekends like this keep me inspired, motivated and ready to do what is best for my students. I can't wait until next year!