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Lincoln Staff Members Speak At National Conference
Mrs. Douds and Mrs. PazuchanicsLincoln First Grade Teacher Dawn Douds and Librarian Denice Pazuchanics shared their experiences with PBS and WQED as the featured guest speakers at a national luncheon in Washington, D.C.
 
They were invited by PBS Kids to share their story during PBS Kids' main luncheon at the NETA (National Education Telecommunications Association) conference on Tuesday, January 28 in Washington, D.C. Over 600 people were in attendance to hear what they had to say.
Their speech focused on the way they have been able to incorporate PBS Kids and WQED programming into their school activities—both during the day and out-of-school time.
 
Lincoln was the first Bethel Park elementary school to incorporate PBS/WQED programming into the curriculum with after school activities such as Lincoln Learners and evening programs with parents through the Family Creative Learning Series. Lincoln students are heavily represented in the WQED Writers Contest each year as well.  Mrs. Douds and Mrs. Pazuchanics have also written curriculum for the Family Creative Learning Series that PBS is planning to incorporate into its national curriculum.
 
Former Lincoln parent and WQED Manager of Education Projects Cathy Cook had the honor of introducing Dawn and Denice and she said they did an “amazing” job, and that “so many people told me how inspiring their story was.”
 
Their speech was recorded on Facebook Live. You can listen to it by clicking here.
 
Congratulations, Mrs. Douds and Mrs. Paz, and thank you for all that you do!  Please click here to see some pictures of them at the NETA Conference.  Please click here to read a story from The Almanac about their experience in D.C.