Lisa Frye, a first-grade teacher at E.R. Dickson Elementary School, has been named the Metro Mobile Reading Council’s Teacher of the Year in recognition of her leadership in promoting literacy.
Frye was honored with the award at the Ben May Main Library downtown last week and will be recognized at the annual Alabama Reading Association conference in Huntsville in early November.
E.R. Dickson principal Katryna Kinn said Frye makes learning come alive for her students through the use of digital tools such as Kahoot!, interactive exercises in class and the Talents Unlimited program. E.R. Dickson was recently named a Talents Unlimited International demonstration site.
“She creates a community of learners,” Kinn said of Frye. “It is not uncommon for her to come to school dressed up as a character from one of the stories. She’s taking what’s complicated to some, she’s pulling in that standards-based learning and she’s doing it from a theatrical, fun standpoint.
“She really gets them engrossed in that particular story. … There’s not a dull moment in her lesson.”