Michigan Reading Association Adult Educator Award Recipients
2015 Adult Educator Award Recipient
Dr. Geraldine Pappas – University of Michigan – Dearborn Campus
When a teacher retires, one thinks that his or her passion for teaching may end. This year’s Adult Education Award recipient went on to a whole new adventure. Dr. Geraldine Pappas, retired teacher from the Detroit Public Schools, enrolled in the doctorate program at the University of Michigan and continued working with the ESL community at Henry Ford Community College. Gerri had decided to give even more and her students and colleagues have benefitted from her expertise. As our world expands and the need for proficiency in many languages grows, Michigan has an educator who is meeting the challenge in helping both college-age students and teachers reach these needs.