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Chelsea La Qua writes:

Alexandra Peck

What is the last book that you read? What did you like about it? I recently started reading the Harry Potter series again. I find that it brings me a lot of comfort in times of transition in my life. What keeps you motivated? My family and my friends. Also, seeing kids be successful and […]

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RBBB writes:

Paul Morrison

Paul was born and raised in Phoenix. He currently attends Arizona State University, where he is majoring in secondary education with a focus in chemistry, and hopes to one day teach high school chemistry in Phoenix. He is also an Education Mentor for the Teachers College, where he helps new freshmen transition into a university […]

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RBBB writes:

Rebecca Gray

Born in scenic Sedona Arizona, Rebecca Gray was fortunate enough to have a few really wonderful educators in her Grade School education that instilled the joys of reading and a love for learning early on. She is now earning her Undergraduate Degree in Speech and Hearing Sciences at ASU in order to fulfill her goal […]

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RBBB writes:

Kendra Smiley

Kendra Smiley is the Senior Literacy Program Manager for Raising a Reader and Reach Out and Read at Southwest Human Development. She earned her Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix, and brings 13 years of first-hand experience working with children and families to her current position. Her experience includes teaching […]

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RBBB writes:

Sue Etchart

Sue Etchart was born in Chicago, Illinois, raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and attended Ferris State College in Big Rapids, Michigan. She has lived in AZ for the past 31 years. She and her husband have three grown children and three grandchildren. Sue has been involved in many charity organizations over the past 25 years. […]

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RBBB writes:

Brandi Stewart

What do you want to get out of this semester with RBBB? (a personal goal) I hope to bring everything I learned the last two semesters with me to this new school year and hopefully be a stronger Site Leader this year. I love working with these kids and to see how dedicated they are […]

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RBBB writes:

Nick Pederson

What do you want to get out of this semester with RBBB? (a personal goal) I want to build deeper relationships with my bigs and littles. Now that I am in my second semester as a Site Leader, I have a feel for how to run the classroom and handle situations, which I believe will […]

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RBBB writes:

Alex Ozers

What do you want to get out of this semester with RBBB? (a personal goal) I just want to do good work in the world around me. If you could pick up a new skill in an instant what would it be? Charisma What’s your secret talent that you never get to share? I can […]

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RBBB writes:

Ruquiayah Muhammad

Ruquiayah was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She moved to Arizona and settled in the City of Surprise. she is currently pursuing her Bachelors in Social Work at Grand Canyon University, which She plans to utilize her degree with community outreach programs for at-risk youth, and have a career working with foster/adoption care agencies. […]

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RBBB writes:

Amanda Melcher

Amanda Melcher is a native Arizonan and general gal about Downtown. As an enthusiastic student of the world – and, specifically, ASU – Amanda has a passion for learning through shared experiences and, of course, reading. Amanda connected with RBBB Program Coordinator Kelsey Pinckney at the First Draft Book Bar at Changing Hands Bookstore, where […]

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