The UNI Student Literacy Association (SLA) is a dynamic group of pre-service educators interested in literacy and service-related activities. This organization provides its members with opportunities to hear speakers, attend literacy conferences, build personal libraries, and participate in literacy service projects.
Each year SLA also awards multiple scholarships to members to help defray costs during student teaching semesters.
Diane Bahrenfuss is a teacher at Sunset Heights Elementary School. She recently graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her masters in literacy education. She spoke to the SLA group about the importance of summer literacy for students and the steps she has taken to help students during the summer. Over 70 members gathered for this meeting!