Tag Archives: Mark Overmeyer

June 09

Let’s Start at the Very Beginning… by Mark Overmeyer

My first year teaching, I was one of the lucky ones.   I had come out of a strong student teaching experience, and my new teacher colleagues provided a perfect balance of providing support and letting me try (and often fail) and try again.   And my class– I will never forget my incredible sixth […]

March 26

THE IMPORTANCE OF READING MENTORS by Mark Overmeyer

All this talk about Harper Lee’s newly discovered novel slated to come out this summer has me thinking about my grandmother, my first reading mentor.   My mother would drive my brother Scott, my Grandma Hattie, and me to the library every Wednesday right after dinner. Scott and I would head downstairs to the children’s […]