February 20, 2015
Millsap Elementary School teacher Christine Hopkins is one of 27 teachers selected for the 2015 Scholastic Book Club Teacher Advisory Board. Hopkins, a fourth-grade self-contained teacher, said her students are excited about her appointment “because they love reading as much as I do!”
Feb. 20, 2015—Millsap Elementary School fourth-grade self-contained teacher Christine Hopkins has been selected as one of 27 teachers to comprise the 2015 Scholastic Book Club Teacher Advisory Board.
As a member of the advisory board, Hopkins will work with teachers from across the country to assist Scholastic in making decisions about product selection, promotions and how to help teachers get students excited about Scholastic Reading Clubs. Through March 2016, Hopkins will assist the Scholastic Book Club in staying abreast of the latest trends in education.
Hopkins was nominated by a Scholastic representative, then completed an online application and phone interview before being selected.
The yearlong position begins with an all-expenses paid trip to New York City from March 12-15, when Hopkins will meet and collaborate with the Scholastic Headquarters on several topics related to reading.
“I'm honored and out-of-my-head excited about this opportunity to contribute to the ideas of making Scholastic Reading Clubs more engaging for our parents, students and teachers,” Hopkins said. “I love that Scholastic wants teacher feedback and they value our opinions. I wish more companies did! I’m crazy about books and getting kids to love reading, and have been a longtime Scholastic fan because they provide high-quality books at a low cost.”