PROFESSIONAL VITA FOR

FLORA JOY

Current Title:
Professor Emeritus of Reading/Storytelling
East Tennessee State University

Current Mailing Address:
108 Oak Grove Boulevard
Johnson City, TN 37601

 

E-Mail: florajoy@comcast.net

 


CURRENT TITLE: Upon her retirement from East Tennessee State University, Dr. Joy was awarded the status of Professor Emeritus.

 

SPECIAL NOTE: After 41 years of teaching, Dr. Joy decided to fully retire and devote her energies to the continuing editorship of Storytelling World, to the directorship of the Annual Storytelling Resource Awards, to presenting her own brand of storytelling seminars and workshops, and to her own personal story writing and telling.  “It’s a storyteller’s DREAM,” she reports.

VITA SUMMARY

Dr. Flora Joy graduated with honors (B.S.) and began teaching at age 18 (two years after high school graduation). [She still holds the record for being ETSU’s youngest graduate.] Four years later she received Master’s Degree in Reading (M.A.) and was selected Teacher of the Year for the State of Tennessee. She taught full-time from 1963-2000—from elementary through college levels, and in 2000 she received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Storytelling Network. From August of 2000 through May of 2004 she served as a Senior Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, and then segued into full retirement from teaching in May of 2004. In 2011 she was inducted into the ETSU Alumni Hall of Fame for the College of Education.

In April of 2013, the campus of East Tennessee State University named a new street after Dr. Joy:

For ordering information about Dr. Joy’s publications, click here. [All proceeds go toward the continuance of Storytelling World endeavors.]

Note: In addition to the academic professional presentations detailed in this vita, Dr. Joy has also made numerous presentations with her Fabric Arts productions. Some of her works have been showcased at International Quilt Shows (in Houston, Paducah, and Lancaster), the Asheville Quilt Show, Hands-On Museum, the Carroll Reece Museum, Tennessee Quilt Fest, the Blue Ridge Quilt Guild, the Johnson City Arts Council (and others). See her separate Web Link (...Fabric Arts...) for details and photos. Those workshops and presentations are not listed in this vita section.


NUMERICALLY SPEAKING, DR. JOY HAS. . .

Published 30 books and 7 selections in books (10 of these books have been featured in book clubs 33 times—2 as main selections—with total sales of several hundred thousand)

Published 137 journal articles

Published 38 newspaper columns

Written (with assistance) 9 funded grants/federal documents and 2 not funded

Produced three recordings, one with an accompanying 96-page booklet

Produced one mini-booklet

Produced one professional videotape

Served as editor of a state journal—6 issues published

Served as editor of an international journal—33 issues published to date

Written 42 sections in Basal Reader Teacher’s Editions

Written one thesis and one dissertation

Produced one educational/storytelling calendar

Published 115 reviews of storytelling resources

. . . totaling 430 written/published contributions . . .

Participated in 8 international events/presentations

Presented 64 national convention papers/presentations

Presented 16 regional convention papers/presentations

Presented 36 state convention papers/presentations

Presented 150 additional conference papers/presentations

Presented 18 "Visiting Author" programs

“Starred” in a nationally released educational film

“Starred” in one state-wide Teleconference Whole Language videotape

“Starred” in ETSU Tomorrow, a campus fund-raising videotape

Conducted 863 additional professional service sessions (in-service training, etc.)

. . . totaling 1,158 educational presentations . . .

. . . in 47 states, U. S. Territories, Canadian Provinces, or other countries . . .


HER PHILOSOPHY OF LIFE

. . . Learning shouldn’t HURT so much, but should be enJOYed!!!


FAMILY

HUSBAND:
Henry F. Joy, III
Retired Educator

PARENTS:
Rev. John W. Crowe (deceased, September 8, 1963) and Irene Crowe (deceased, February 3, 2013)
Elizabethton, Tennessee


HONORS RECEIVED

East Tennessee State University named a new street after Dr. Joy in April, 2013 ("Flora Joy Lane")

Inducted into the ETSU Alumni Hall of Fame for the College of Education (2011)

Recipient of the LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD (given by the National Storytelling Network, 2000)

Recipient of the ETSU College of Education Distinguished Faculty Award in Research (2000)

Recipient of the TOASTMASTERS INTERNATIONAL DISTRICT 63 COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP AWARD (1999)

Recipient of the ETSU UNIVERSITY-WIDE DISTINGUISHED FACULTY AWARD IN SERVICE (1998)

Recipient of the SOUTHEAST REGION LEADERSHIP AWARD (given by the National Storytelling Association, 1997)

Recipient of the ETSU UNIVERSITY-WIDE DISTINGUISHED FACULTY AWARD in Teaching (1986)

PRESIDENT REAGAN’S LUNCHEON GUEST (1983)

CERTIFICATE OF MERIT AWARD—(from the East Tennessee State University National Alumni Association, 1982)

Recipient of the NATIONAL HONOR COUNCIL AWARD given to the Gilbreath International Reading Association during her term as president (1983)

Nominee for ETSU Panhellenic Faculty of the Year (1991)

Men and Women of Distinction (1980)

Who’s Who in the South and Southwest (1978-79)

World Who’s Who of Women (1977)

Outstanding Young Women of America (1968)

Who’s Who in American Education (1968)

Who’s Who Among American Women (1967)

TENNESSEE TEACHER OF THE YEAR (1967)
(Regional Teacher of the Year—1967)
(Knox County Teacher of the Year—1967)


OFFICES AND EXECUTIVE BOARD POSITIONS HELD

OASIS—National Advisory Board Member for Educational Oasis, 1984 to1999

TAMS—State Advisory Board Member for The Tennessee Association For Middle Schools, 1990-93, and 1984-85.

TAPPS—State President of the Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, 1987-90 (Three-year term)

NAPPS—National Editorial Council Member for The National Storytelling Journal, 1985-89. The NAPPS title was later changed to NSA—National Storytelling Association, then later to NSN—National Storytelling Network.

IRA—SSIG National Chairman of the International Reading Association’s Storytellers Special Interest Group, 1986-88 (Two-year term)

IRA—National Secretary-Treasurer of the International Reading Association’s Storytellers Special Interest Group, 1984-86 (Two-year term)

NAPPS (National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling)—National Consulting Committee Member for The National Storytelling Journal, 1983-1985.

GIRA—President of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, 1982-84 (Two-Year term)

GIRA—Vice-President of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, 1981-82

GIRA—Corresponding Secretary of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, 1980-81

GIRA—Corresponding Secretary of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, 1969-70


ACADEMIC DEGREES

DOCTORAL DEGREE
(Ed.D.) Awarded August, 1972, University of Tennessee
Curriculum and Instruction (Reading)
Collateral Areas in Adult Education and Educational Psychology

MASTER’S DEGREE
(M.A.) Awarded August, 1967, at ETSU
Reading Major, English/Linguistics Minor

BACHELOR’S DEGREE
(B.S.) Awarded August, 1963, at ETSU
English Major, Speech/Drama Minor


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

1963-1967—Elementary/Junior High Language Arts/Reading Instructor Knox County Schools, Knoxville, Tennessee

1967-2004—East Tennessee State University Professor of Reading and Storytelling

2000—Adjunct Professor for Milligan College (Tennessee)

2005-06—Adjunct Professor for Ashland University (Ohio)

Note: Several concurrent jobs have occurred during the above time periods. These have basically been positions such as Special Remedial Reading Instructor, Adult Learning Lab Coordinator, and other part-time positions.


VISITING AUTHOR PRESENTATIONS

2009 - Visiting Author for the Johnson City School System (April)
EIGHTEEN Auditorium or Media Center performances for Elementary and Middle Grade Students


BOOKS PUBLISHED

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling Delivery Skills: A Handbook for Guilds, Classes, Clubs, or Individuals. National Storytelling Press, 2006. 64 pages.

Joy, Flora C., Facilitator’s Supplement for Storytelling Delivery Skills: A Handbook for Guilds, Classes, Clubs, or Individuals. National Storytelling Press, 2006. 16 pages.

Joy, Flora C., Treasures from Europe: Stories and Classroom Activities. Libraries Unlimited, 2003. 149 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., The Pride Piper, An Original Story for Language Arts and Social Studies for all ages. Storytelling in Education Funbook Series, Storytelling World Press, 1999. 48 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., Dessy Bell and the Night Noises, An Original Story for Language Arts, Science, and Music in Grades K-8. Storytelling in Education Funbook Series, Storytelling World Press, 1998. 16 pages. [Has accompanying audiotape] (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., The Animal Party, An Original Story for Language Arts and Science in Grades K-6. Storytelling in Education Funbook Series, Storytelling World Press, 1997. 16 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., Investigating Cultures and Their Stories: Stories from Australia, Iceland, Native America, Ireland, Romania, Denmark, and India. Frank Shaffer Publishers, 1996. 96 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., Exploring Cultures and Their Stories: Stories from Uganda, Bolivia, Sri Lanka, Korea, Bulgaria, Germany, and Macedonia. Frank Shaffer Publishers, 1996. 96 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., Mountain Jake and the Reporter. Educational Comic Book, Storytelling World Press, 1996. 12 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., Christmas Flavors, An Original Story for Language Arts Education in Elementary and Middle Grades. Storytelling in Education Funbook Series, Storytelling World Press, 1995. 32 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., The Skunk’s Surprise, A Modern Fable for Language Arts and Science Education in Grades K-6. Storytelling in Education Funbook Series, International Storytelling Press, 1994. 48 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., Angela’s Heart, An Original Story for Developing Reading and Language Arts Education in Grades 3-12. Storytelling in Education Funbook Series, International Storytelling Press, 1994. 48 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., The Magic Shufflepoof, An Original Story for Developing Reading and Language Arts Education in Grades K-6. Storytelling in Education Funbook Series, International Storytelling Press, 1994. 48 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., Shortcuts for Teaching Language Usage. (Activities for Punctuation, Capitalization, Grammar, and Usage for Teachers of Grades 2-8). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple/Simon & Schuster/Paramount Publishers, 1994. 144 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., Creative Writing: Bulletin Boards, Mobiles, Backdrops and Booklets (for Teachers of Grades 2-7). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple/Simon & Schuster, 1992. 144 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll)

Joy, Flora C., Whole Language Celebrations. (A Companion Book of Seasonal Literature, Stories, Visual Aids, and Activities for Teachers of Grades K-5). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple/Simon & Schuster, 1992. 144 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was the main selection for Instructor Book Club in the Fall of 1992—featured with its companion book above.)

Joy, Flora C., Whole Language for the Holidays. (A Book of Seasonal Literature, Stories, Visual Aids, and Activities for Teachers of Grades K-5). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple/Simon & Schuster, 1992. 144 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was the main selection for Instructor Book Club in the Fall of 1992—featured with its companion book below.)

Joy, Flora C., Shortcuts for Teaching Writing. (An Activity Book for Teachers of Grades 3-7). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple/Simon & Schuster, 1991. 144 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was featured as the Alternative Selection of the Macmillan Book Club in September 1990. It was also a selection for Scholastic Book Club of Canada in September 1991 and for Jason Aronson Book Club in December of 1990.)

Joy, Flora C., Shortcuts for Teaching Vocabulary. (An Activity Book for Teachers of Grades 3-7). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple/Simon & Schuster, 1991. 144 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was featured as the Alternative Selection of the Macmillan Book Club in March 1990. It was also a selection for Scholastic Book Club of Canada in September 1991 and for Jason Aronson Book Club in December of 1990.)

Joy, Flora C., Shortcuts for Teaching Phonics. (An Activity Book for Teachers of Grades K-4). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple/Simon & Schuster, 1990. 144 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was featured as the Alternative Selection of the Macmillan Book Club in September 1989 and April 1990.)

Joy, Flora C., Shortcuts for Teaching Reading Comprehension. (An Activity Book for Teachers of Grades K-4). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple/Simon & Schuster, 1990. 144 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was featured as the Alternative Selection of the Macmillan Book Club in October 1989, April 1990, and August 1990.)

Joy, Flora C., The Ferocious Feline, An Original Story for Developing Reading/Language Arts Skills (A Reading/Language Arts Activity Book for Grades K-4). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple, Inc., 1988. 48 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) Revised in 1995 and published by Storytelling World Press.

Joy, Flora C., Barry and the Three Golden Locks, An Original Story for Developing Reading/Language Arts Skills (A Reading/Language Arts Activity Book for Grades K-4). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple, Inc., 1988. 48 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) Revised in 1995 and published by Storytelling World Press.

Joy, Flora C., The Blogg Beneath the Bed, An Original Story for Developing Reading/Language Arts Skills (A Reading/Language Arts Activity Book for Grades K-4). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple, Inc., 1988. 48 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) Revised in 1995 and published by Storytelling World Press.

Joy, Flora C., Word Wizardry for Vocabulary and Spelling, Book 2 (For Grades 4-12). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple, Inc., 1987. 112 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was featured as a book club selection for the Scholastic Book Club of Canada in January and February of 1990.)

Joy, Flora C., Word Wizardry for Vocabulary and Spelling, Book 1 (For Grades 2-8). Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple, Inc., 1987. 112 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was featured as a book club selection for the Instructor Book Club in the months of April, August, September, and November of 1987 and January 1988. It was also a selection for the Scholastic Book Club of Canada in March and December of 1987 and Scholastic Book Club of England in January of 1991. It was also featured as a selection of the Macmillan Book Club in April 1987, June 1988, March 1989, and October 1990.)

Joy, Flora C., #2 Creative Writing Booklets: Easy To Make—Easy To Use. Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple, Inc., 1985. 64 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was featured as a book club selection for the Macmillan Book Club in September of 1986 and for the Scholastic Book Club of Canada in January 1987, February 1992, and March 1992.)

Joy, Flora C., Creative Writing Booklets: Easy To Make—Easy To Use. Carthage, Illinois: Good Apple, Inc., 1985. 64 pages. (Illustrated by Pat Harroll) — (Special Note: This book was featured as a book club selection for the Macmillan Book Club in May 1985 and in October 1986. It was also featured as a book club selection in the Scholastic Book Club of Canada in April 1985 and January 1991.)

Joy, Flora C., Materials Book for Reading Games for Middle and Upper Grades. New York: MSS Information Corporation, 1974. 100 pages.

Joy, Flora C., Reading Games for Middle and Upper Grades. New York: MSS Information Corporation, 1974. 198 pages.


EDUCATIONAL CALENDAR

Joy, Flora C., Storytellers’ 1997 Calendar. A calendar with a story for every month, Storytelling World Press, 1996. 12 pages. (With Ed Stivender, Judith Black, Mitch Capel, Peninnah Schram, Bill Harley, Donald Davis, Charlotte Blake Alston, Jay Stailey, Carmen Deedy, Doc McConnell, Barbara McBride-Smith, and Rafe Martin.)


SECTIONS IN TEACHER’S MANUALS

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling Sections of 42 Multimedia Teacher’s Editions of the Scott Foresman Reading 2000 Basal Reader Series. Specific book titles, page and section numbers are available upon request.


JOURNAL EDITORSHIPS

Note: During Flora's terms as President of the Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (TAPPS), she became the editor of a new TAPPS-sponsored storytelling journal for its members. This journal was first published in December 1989, then grew to reach the members of IRA/SIG/ST (The Storytellers Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association). This was a fully-refereed journal with both a state board and a national board of referees. Its regular publications were semi-annual, with occasional special editions.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Tennessee Storytelling Journal. Volume 1, Number 1, December 1989. Special emphasis: Original stories.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Tennessee Storytelling Journal. Volume 1, Number 2, June 1990. Special emphases: Original stories and Tandem stories.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Tennessee Storytelling Journal. Special 1990 Halloween Edition. Special emphasis: Appalachian Ghostlore.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Tennessee Storytelling Journal. Volume 2, Number 1, December 1990. Special emphases: Story Ownership (Copyright), and Stories for Black History.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Tennessee Storytelling Journal. Volume 2, Number 2, June, 1991. Special emphases: Jack Tales and Grandfather Tales.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Tennessee Storytelling Journal. Volume 3, Number 1, December 1991. Special emphasis: Holiday Stories.

Note: Due to the tremendous “positive pressure” of the readers of and potential authors for the above issues, the Tennessee Storytelling Journal changed its format, structure, objectives, and sponsor and became international. It is now called Storytelling World. The first issue (Winter/Spring, 1992) featured articles and columns from people from across the United States and one writer from South Africa. It enjoys an excellent reputation in the USA and other countries.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Volume 1, Number 1 (Winter/Spring, 1992). Special emphasis: Personal Tales, featuring Donald Davis and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Volume 1, Number 2 (Summer/Fall, 1992). Special emphasis: HiSTORYtelling, featuring Pat Mendoza and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Volume 2, Number 1 (Winter/Spring, 1993). Special emphasis: Twice-Told Tales, featuring David Novak and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Volume 2, Number 2 (Summer/Fall, 1993). Special emphasis: Tickling Tales, featuring Bill Harley and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Volume 3, Number 1 (Winter/Spring, 1994). Special emphasis: Stories for the Younger Folks, featuring Jackson Gillman and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Volume 3, Number 2 (Summer/Fall, 1994), Special emphasis: Multicultural Storytelling, featuring Jackie Torrence and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Volume 4, Number 1 (Winter/Spring, 1995). Special emphasis: Choices of Voices, featuring Roger Petersen and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Volume 4, Number 2 (Summer/Fall, 1995), Special emphasis: Inspirational Stories, featuring Batt Burns (Ireland) and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Issue 9 (Winter/Spring, 1996). Special emphasis: Storytelling in the Curriculum, featuring Kerry Mallan (Australia) and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Issue 10 (Summer/Fall, 1996), Special emphasis: Storytelling Business, featuring Milbre Burch and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Issue 11 (Winter/Spring, 1997). Special emphasis: Creating and Crafting Stories, featuring Jay O’Callahan and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Issue 12 (Summer/Fall, 1997), Special emphasis: The Storytelling Audience, featuring Ed Stivender and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Issue 13 (Winter/Spring, 1998). Special emphasis: “High-Tech” Storytelling, featuring David Holt and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Issue 14 (Summer/Fall, 1998), Special emphasis: Can Stories Heal?, featuring Erica Meade and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Issue 15 (Winter/Spring, 1999). Special emphasis: Storytelling Ethics, featuring Susan Klein and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Issue 16 (Summer/Fall, 1999), Special emphasis: Telling SCARY Stories, featuring Kathryn Windham and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World. Issue 17 (Winter/Spring, 2000). Special emphasis: Stories for Special Occasions, featuring Donald Davis and others.

Note: In November of 2000 Storytelling World “merged” with Storytelling Magazine, the periodical published for members of the National Storytelling Network. This “marriage” has worked beautifully, and now all NSN members (and independent purchasers) may enjoy the benefits of this journal. Flora has continued to serve as editor of this now-annual issue of Storytelling Magazine.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 12, Issue 4 (July/August, 2000). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 12, Issue 6 (November, 2000). Theme: Storytelling and the Public Domain, featuring William Wilder, Syd Lieberman, and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 13, Issue 4 (July/August, 2001). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Storytelling in the Schools, featuring Heather Duncan, Janelle Reardon, and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 13, Issue 6 (November, 2001). Theme: Sacred Stories, featuring Neva Gael Brandon, Paul Johnson, and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 14, Issue 4 (July/August, 2002). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Storytelling and Music, featuring Faye Wooden and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 14, Issue 6 (November, 2002). Theme: Crafting Folktales, featuring Delanna Reed, Sherry Norfolk, Kevin Cordi, Margaret Read MacDonald, Kendall Haven, J. G. Pinkerton, Gerald Fierst, Judith Black, and others.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 15, Issue 3 (May/June, 2003). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Crafting Tall Tales, Stories for Young Listeners, and Stories for the Business World, featuring Bil Lepp, Jeannine Pasini Beekman, Judy Nichols, and Molly Catron.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 16, Issue 3 (May/June, 2004). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Crafting Personal Stories and History Stories, featuring Jay O’Callahan, Dolores Hydock, Lynn Ruehlmann, and Megan Hicks.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 17, Issue 3 (May/June, 2005). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Crafting Stories for K-12 Education, featuring Odds Bodkin, Jim Cogan, Barbara Lipke, and Fran Stallings.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 18, Issue 3 (May/June, 2006). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Stories and Excerpts from Recent Releases, featuring Richardo Keens-Douglas, Celia Barker Lottridge, Gail de Vos, Merle Harris, Tim Tingle, Doc Moore, Amy E. Spaulding, and Catherine Lanigan.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 19, Issue 3 (May/June, 2007). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Stories and Excerpts from Recent Releases, featuring Martha Hamilton and Mitch Weiss, Daniel W. Barefoot, Dan Yashinsky, Dan Keding and Amy Douglas.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 20, Issue 3 (May/June, 2008). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Stories and Excerpts from Recent Releases, featuring Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi, Kendall Haven, Norma J. Livo, and Kevin Strauss.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 21, Issue 2 (April/May, 2009). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Stories and Excerpts from Recent Releases, featuring Margaret Read MacDonald.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 22, Issue 2 (April/May, 2010). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Stories and Excerpts from Recent Releases, featuring Dianne de Las Casas.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 23, Issue 2 (April/May, 2011). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Stories and Excerpts from Recent Releases, featuring Ellin Greene and Janice M. Del Negro.

Joy, Flora C. (Editor), Storytelling World/Storytelling Magazine. Volume 24, Issue 2 (April/May, 20012). Theme: Storytelling World Resource Awards, Stories and Excerpts from Recent Releases, featuring Geraldine Buckley.


JOURNAL ARTICLES PUBLISHED

Joy, Flora C. Storytelling: Flora Joy & ETSU's Storytelling Program [Featured in A! Magazine for the Arts, September 8, 2011 (both print and online versions)]

Joy, Flora C., What Makes a Good CD, Storytelling Magazine, Vol. 19, Issue 1, (January/February, 2007), pp. 37-38.

Joy, Flora C., Recrafting Folktales/Fairy Tales, Storytelling Magazine/Storytelling World, Vol. 14, Issue 6, (November/December, 2002), pp. 14-18.

Joy, Flora C., Lori Lewis, and others, Stellaluna—Classroom Activities based on Janell Cannon’s Award-Winning Book,Good Apple Magazine, Vol. 29, No. 1, Issue 141, (September/October 2001), pp. 52-58.

Joy, Flora C., Cruise Visits Hansel and Gretel Land, Storytelling Magazine, (September/October 2001), Vol. 13, Issue 5, p. 9.

Joy, Flora C. and others, The Princess and the PLEA—Classroom Activities based on James Thurber’s Many Moons, Good Apple Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 5, Issue 140, (May/Summer 2001), pp. 41-49.

Joy, Flora C., Pringor Prankster’s Christmas Surprise, Storytelling World, Vol. 17, (Winter/Spring, 2000), pp. 10-11, 29.

Joy, Flora C., Gerri Baker, and others, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever—Classroom Activities based on Barbara Robinson’s classic story,Good Apple Magazine, Vol. 28, No. 2, Issue 137, (November/December 2000), pp. 28-34.

Joy, Flora C., The Pilgrims’ First Feast, Storytelling World, Vol. 17, (Winter/Spring, 2000), p. 4.

Joy, Flora, Tracy Shoun, Michelle Gee, Gerri Baker, Robin Blair, and Pam Moss. Classroom Activities for Freckle Juice, Good Apple Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 3, Issue 123, (January/February, 1998), pp. 3-9.

Lee, Catherine, Flora Joy, Jessica Bridges, and Tracy Hoilman, Classroom Language Fun with Jumanji,Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 13, No. 2, Issue 62, (November/December, 1997), pp. 8-12.

Joy, Flora C., Christmas Flavors: An Original Story for Language Arts, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 11, No. 2, Issue 52, (November/December, 1995), pp. 16-23.

Joy, Flora C., Vocal Fable Flavor, Storytelling World, Vol. 4, No. 1, (Winter/Spring, 1995), pp. 7-8.

Joy, Flora C. and Tracy Hoilman, Writing Fun: The Neighborhood Terror, What Makes Me Angry, The Shock of My Life, The New Rock Star, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 10, No. 3, (January/February, 1995), pp. 43-44.

Joy, Flora C., The ‘Create-Your-Own-Story’ Story, Storytelling World, Vol. 3, No. 1, (Winter/Spring, 1994), pp. 38-40. (With Steve and Julie Hensley)

Joy, Flora C., Classroom Corner: The Big, Bad Wolf Goes Trick-or-Treating, Storytelling World, Vol. 3, Number 1, (Winter/Spring, 1994), pp. 38-40. (With Keith Young and Roger Petersen)

Joy, Flora C., A Whole Language Lesson for Middle Grades, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 9, No. 3, (January/February, 1994), pp. 7-15.

Joy, Flora C., More Composition Ideas for Middle School, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 9, No. 2, (November/December, 1993), pp. 47-48.

Joy, Flora C., Composition Ideas for Middle School, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 9, No. 1, (September/October, 1993), pp. 19-20.

Joy, Flora C., The Spider and the Fly: A Classroom Connection, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 21, No. 1, (Spring, 1993), pp. 18-21.—Note: The author’s article illustrations were used as the cover for this magazine.

Joy, Flora C., Word Twisters, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 8, No. 4, (March/April, 1993), pp. 46-50.

Joy, Flora C., Classroom Corner: The Water Troll—Story and Lesson, Storytelling World, Vol. 2, No. 1, (Winter/Spring, 1993), pp. 27-29. (With Pam Johnson)

Joy, Flora C., Dog Abuse Laws: Shiloh, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 20, No. 2, (Fall, 1992), pp. 20-21.—Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., ‘I Don’t Do Drugs’: A Halloween Rap, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 8, No. 1, (September/October, 1992), p. 23.

Joy, Flora C., Are You Dog-Eared? (Middle-Grade Listening Experiences), Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 8, No. 1, (September/October, 1992), p. 16.

Joy, Flora C., The 1992 Newbery Medal Winner, Shiloh, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 8, No. 1, (September/October, 1992), p. 12.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling In-Betweeners: From My Eyes Only, Storytelling World, Vol. 1, Number 2, (Summer/Fall, 1992), p. 8.

Joy, Flora C., An Eye for an Ear (Ann, I, foreigner), Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 7, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1992), p. 53.

Joy, Flora C., That Wild and Wonderful Maniac Magee, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 7, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1992), p. 38.

Joy, Flora C., Holiday People: Mother’s Day and Flag Day, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 7, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1992), p. 37.

Joy, Flora C., That Wild and Wonderful Maniac Magee, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 20, No. 1, (Spring, 1992), p. 20.—Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., Holiday Science (Arbor Day) and Holiday Knowledge (St. Patrick’s Day), Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 7, No. 4, (March/April, 1992), p. 23.

Joy, Flora C., A Listening and Communication Challenge, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 7, No. 4, (March/April, 1992), pp. 14-15.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling Misadventures: The Double Dribble, Storytelling World, Vol. 1, No. 1, (Winter/Spring, 1992), p. 25.

Joy, Flora C., The ‘King’ and I: A Martin Luther King/Black History Activity,Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 7, No. 3, (January/February, 1992), p. 11. (With Henry Joy)

Joy, Flora C., Holiday Rhymes (New Year’s Day and Valentine’s Day), Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 7, No. 3, (January/February, 1992), p. 8.

Joy, Flora C., The Crossing, The Tennessee Storytelling Journal, Vol. 3, No. 1, (December, 1991), pp. 16-17.

Joy, Flora C., Holiday Homographs (Labor Day and Halloween); Holiday Eponyms (Columbus Day); and Holiday Homophones (Yom Kippur), Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 7, No. 1, (September/October, 1991), pp. 25-26.

Joy, Flora C., Classroom Activities with The Polar Express,The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 19, No. 2, (Fall, 1991), pp. 19-21.—Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., Headline Humor, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 6, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1991), p. 19.

Joy, Flora C., Spelling with Dignity, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 6, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1991), pp. 17-18.

Joy, Flora C., Tell-Tale Duos: Resources for Two, Storytelling Magazine, Vol. 3, No. 2, (Spring, 1991), pp. 30-31.

Joy, Flora C., Fun with Expressions: Getting Ahead,Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 6, No. 4, (March/April, 1991), p. 18.

Joy, Flora C., Fun with Word Groups: A Gaggle of Geese, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 6, No. 4, (March/April, 1991), p. 17.

Joy, Flora C., Picture Perfect? A ‘Look’ at Words with More Than One Meaning, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 19, No. 1, (Spring, 1991), pp. 19-21.—Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., Heart to Heart-A Vocabulary Experience, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 6, No. 3, (January/February, 1991), p. 24.

Joy, Flora C., A Voice from the Past: Two Worlds Meet—Integrating Social Studies and Language Arts, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 6, No. 3, (January/February, 1991), pp. 22-23.

Joy, Flora C., The Witch Who ‘Cracked Up,’ The Tennessee Storytelling Journal, 1990 Special Halloween Edition, pp. 11-12.

Joy, Flora C., A Whole Language Mini-Lesson for The Sack of Diamonds, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 6, No. 2, (November/December, 1990), pp. 14-16.

Joy, Flora C., Character Conversations, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 18, No. 2, (Fall, 1990), pp. 19-21.—Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., A Whole Language Mini-Lesson for The Thing at the Foot of the Bed, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 6, No. 1, (September/October, 1990), pp. 16-18.

Joy, Flora C., YOU Can Become a Tandem Teller, The Tennessee Storytelling Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, (June, 1990), pp. 13-23.

Joy, Flora C., Antonym Antics, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 18, No. 1, (Spring, 1990), pp. 20-21 —Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., Homograph Grins, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 5, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1990), pp. 26-27.

Joy, Flora C., Eponyms for Vocabulary and Writing, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 5, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1990), p. 25.

Joy, Flora C., Those Crazy Idioms, Challenge: The Magazine for Reaching and Teaching the Gifted Child, Vol. 8, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1990), p. 32.

Joy, Flora C., A Whole Language Mini-Lesson for Middle School: Last Flight from Planet Eden, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 5, No. 4, (March/April, 1990), pp. 20-22.

Joy, Flora C., The Death Race, The Tennessee Storytelling Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, (December, 1989), pp. 15-16.

Joy, Flora C., What Does It Mean? Coping with a Special Comprehension Problem, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 17, No. 2, (Fall, 1989), pp. 19-21.—Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., Developing Specific Comprehension Skills through Story Listening: A Middle Grade Model, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 5, No. 2, (November/December, 1989), pp. 24-25.

Joy, Flora C., Middle School Mouth Traps, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 5, No. 2, (November/December, 1989), p. 23.

Joy, Flora C., Facts-inating Writing: Bodacious Birds, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1989), p. 22.

Joy, Flora C., Puzzlegrams for Main Idea and Reality/Fantasy, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 17, No. 1, (Spring, 1989), pp. 17-20.—Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., Facts-inating Writing: Rodents and Felines, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 4, (March/April, 1989), p. 15.

Joy, Flora C., In Review: ‘Lynn Rubright Tells Tall Tales,’The National Storytelling Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1, (Winter, 1989), p. 23.

Joy, Flora C., Facts-inating Writing: Prestigious Presidents, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 3, (January/February, 1989), p. 58.

Joy, Flora C., Puzzlegrams for Sequence and Noting Details, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 16, No. 2, (Fall, 1988), pp. 19-22.—Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., The Million-Dollar Listening Activity, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 3, (January/February, 1989), p. 11.

Joy, Flora C., Facts-inating Writing: Heads Up!Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 2, (November/December, 1988), p. 61.

Joy, Flora C., Lend Me Your Ears: A Listening and Spelling Activity, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 2, (November/December, 1988), p. 60.

Joy, Flora C., Ten Tips for Cursive Writing, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 2, (November/December, 1988), p. 59.

Joy, Flora C., Fine Tuning: That First Minute and Beyond, The National Storytelling Journal, Vol. 5, No. 3, (Fall, 1988), pp. 26-27.

Joy, Flora C., Facts-inating Writing: Intriguing Insects, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 1, (September/October, 1988), p. 25.

Joy, Flora C., HEAR YE! A Listening Activity for the Middle Grades, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 1, (September/October, 1988), p. 24.

Joy, Flora C., A Strange Twist on Middle School Discipline: BRUTE TERROR AT ROCKVIEW, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 4, No. 1, (September/October, 1988), pp. 9-11.

Joy, Flora C., Puzzlegrams (Using Superfudge, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and The Little Engine That Could) for Teaching Reading Skills, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 15, No. 2, (Spring, 1988), pp. 19-22. —Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., Terrifying Tales, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 4, (March/April, 1988), p. 24.

Joy, Flora C., Corny Stories, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 4, (March/April, 1988), p. 23.

Joy, Flora C., More Animal Vocabulary Visions, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 4, (March/April, 1988), p. 22.

Joy, Flora C., Advanced Vocabulary Visions for Body Parts, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 2, (January/February, 1988), p. 24.

Joy, Flora C., Tire Tales, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 2, (January/February, 1988), p. 23.

Joy, Flora C., Zany Antonyms, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 2, (January/February, 1988), p. 22.

Joy, Flora C., Puzzlegrams Using “Charlotte’s Web” and “Curious George,” The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. XV, No. 1, (Fall, 1987), pp. 19-22.—Note: Article’s illustrations were used as the magazine cover.

Joy, Flora C., Mystery Writing, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 2, (November/December, 1987), p. 26.

Joy, Flora C., ‘Said’ Is Dead: A Creative Writing and Vocabulary Activity, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 2, (November/December, 1987), p. 25.

Joy, Flora C., Vocabulary Visions for Body Parts, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 2, (November/December, 1987), p. 24.

Joy, Flora C., Puzzlegrams for Middle Grades, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 1, (September/October, 1987), pp. 27-28.

Joy, Flora C., Animal Vocabulary Visions, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 3, No. 1, (September/October, 1987), p. 26.

Joy, Flora C., Puzzlegrams for Teaching Reading Skills, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. XIV, No. 2, (Summer, 1987), pp. 33-36.

Joy, Flora C., Word Wizardry, Drop-A-Letter, Parts 1-8, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1987), pp. 23-24.

Joy, Flora C., Oasis Creative Writing, Part 5, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1987), p. 22.

Joy, Flora C., Word Wizardry, Homophones, Parts 9-16, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 4, (March/April, 1987), pp. 21-22.

Joy, Flora C., Oasis Creative Writing, Part 4, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 4, (March/April, 1987), p. 20.

Joy, Flora C., Word Wizardry, Homophones, Parts 1-8, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 3, (January/February, 1987), pp. 23-24.

Joy, Flora C., Oasis Creative Writing, Part 3, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 3, (January/February, 1987), p. 22.

Joy, Flora C., In Review: Baker, Augusta and Ellin Greene, ‘Storytelling: Art and Technique,’The National Storytelling Journal, Vol. 3, No. 4, (Fall, 1986), pp. 30-31.

Joy, Flora C., Let’s Talk Turkey, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 2, (November/December, 1986), p. 21.

Joy, Flora C., Word Wizardry, Add-A-Letter, Parts 9-16, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 2, (November/December, 1986), pp. 19-20.

Joy, Flora C., Oasis Creative Writing, Part 2, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 2, (November/December, 1986), p. 18.

Joy, Flora C., Word Wizardry, Add-A-Letter, Parts 1-8, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 1, (September/October, 1986), pp. 21-22.

Joy, Flora C., Oasis Creative Writing, Part 1, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 2, No. 1, (September/October, 1986), p. 59.

Joy, Flora C., In Review: Bill Harley, ‘Monsters in the Bathroom,’The National Storytelling Journal, Vol. 3, No. 3, (Summer, 1986), p. 31.

Joy, Flora C., The Final Note: Creative Writing Suggestions, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1986), p. 61.

Joy, Flora C., The Broken Record: Creative Writing Suggestions, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1986), p. 26.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Homophones: A Cartoon Experience, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1986), pp. 9, 19, 27, 35, 43, 49, 55, 63.

Joy, Flora C., The Oasis Observer: Musical Maladies, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 5, (May/Summer, 1986), pp. 20-21.

Joy, Flora C., In Review: Betty Lehrman, ‘Tales for the Telling, Stories and Songs for Children,’The National Storytelling Journal, Vol. 3, No. 2, (Spring, 1986), pp. 22, 28.

Joy, Flora C., The Retired Leprechaun: Creative Writing Suggestions, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 4, (March/April, 1986), p. 24.

Joy, Flora C., The Oasis Observer: Daring Dwellers, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 4, (March/April, 1986), pp. 16-17.

Joy, Flora C., Types of Speakers, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 3, (January/February, 1986), p. 54.

Joy, Flora C., The Broken Heart: Creative Writing Suggestions, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 3, (January/February, 1986), p. 24.

Joy, Flora C., Planning Ahead: Creative Writing Suggestions, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 3, (January/February, 1986), p. 22.

Joy, Flora C., The Oasis Observer: Preposterous Proposals, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 3, (January/February, 1986), pp. 16-17.

Joy, Flora C., Word Wars, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 2, (November/December, 1985), pp. 23-24.

Joy, Flora C., The Oasis Observer: Super Sports Scoops, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 2, (November/December, 1985), pp. 16-17.

Joy, Flora C., The Joyrider: Creative Writing Suggestions, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 1, (September/October, 1985), p. 61.

Joy, Flora C., Types of Listeners, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 1, (September/October, 1985), p. 56. (With Glen Estep)

Joy, Flora C., The Oasis Observer: Freaky Foods, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms, Vol. 1, No. 1, (September/October, 1985), pp. 7-8.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Homophones: A Cartoon Experience, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. XII, No. 2, (Spring, 1985), pp. 19-22.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Writing Booklet: The Drink, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade Classrooms, Premier issue, March/April, 1985, p. 53.

Joy, Flora C., The Oasis Observer: A Special Edition About Weird Weddings, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade Classrooms, Premier issue, March/April, 1985, pp. 5-6.

Joy, Flora C., Correcting Composition Errors in the Middle Grades, Educational Oasis, The Magazine for Middle Grade Classrooms, Premier issue, March/ April, 1985, p. 50.

Joy, Flora C., In Review: Lynn Rubright—‘Storytelling Teaching Tape,’The National Storytelling Journal, Vol. 1, No. 3, (Summer, 1984), p. 24. (With Craig Roney)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling: The Classroom Challenge, The National Storytelling Journal, Vol. 1, No. 1, (Winter, 1984), p. 26.

Joy, Flora C., Homophones, Middle School Journal, Vol. 15, No. 2, (February, 1984), pp. 22-24.—Note: Author pictured on cover with homophone logo!

Joy, Flora C., Assessment of Content Text Difficulty by Elementary and Middle School Personnel, Eric Document, ED-211-922, Abstracted in Resources in Education, (June, 1982). (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., Homophone Hysterics for Openers, Middle School Journal, Vol. 13, No. 4, (August, 1982), pp. 18-20.

Joy, Flora C., Assessment of Content Text Difficulty by Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Yearbook of the American Reading Forum, Athens, Georgia, ARF, 1982. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., Reading Rate as a Factor in Comprehension at the College Level, Yearbook of the American Reading Forum, Athens, Georgia, ARF, 1981. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., A Contrast of Three Approaches to Vocabulary Study for College Students, Eric Document, ED-197-330, Abstracted in Resources in Education, 16, No. 6, (June, 1981), p. 46. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., Reading Rate as a Factor in Comprehension at the College Level, Eric Document, Ed-195-991, Abstracted in Resources in Education, 16, No. 5, (May, 1981), p. 59. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., Reading Attitudes Across a Broad Age Spectrum, Reading Horizons, Vol. 21, No. 1, (Fall, 1980), pp. 39-43. (With Edward J. Dwyer)

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Homographic Interpretations Through Music/Sports Terms, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. 8, No. 1, (Spring, 1980), pp. 11-12. (With Mary Ann Berry)

Joy, Flora C., C-U-P-S System for Self-Correction, Teacher (Creative Classroom Section), Vol. XCVII, No. 5 (February, 1980), p. 122.

Joy, Flora C., Humorous Homograph Hunt, The Reading Teacher (Interchange Section), Vol. XXXII, (February, 1979), p. 583.

Joy, Flora C., Misolexia Versus Philolexia, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Vol. II (Spring, 1974), pp. 10-13.

Joy, Flora C., The 1970 ABE Curriculum, The Tennessee Adult Educator, Vol. II (September-October, 1970), pp. 132-139.


INTERNATIONAL ACTIVITIES (AND STORYTELLING CRUISES)

December, 2004 (South Africa) Participated in the People-To-People Ambassadorship program for the South African region. Selected activities included Session Leader and Storyteller for Orphanage Schools.

July, 2002 (Nova Scotia/Historic New England) Co-Organizer, Co-Sponsor, and Instructor-of-Record for “History and Story,” the Seventh Annual Storytelling Cruise for cultural education and university credit with international tellers Judith Black, Jackson Gillman, Sheila Smith, Barbara Lipke, and Valerie Tutson. Co-sponsored by CarlsonWagonlit Travel/Marsh-Leonard Passmore.

June, 2001 (Rome and the Rivieras) Co-Organizer, Co-Sponsor, and Instructor-of-Record for “Personal/Cultural Stories,” the Sixth Annual Storytelling Cruise for cultural education and university credit with international teller Dan Keding. Co-sponsored by CarlsonWagonlit Travel/Marsh-Leonard Passmore.

July, 2000 (Greek Islands) Co-Organizer, Co-Sponsor, and Instructor-of-Record for “Greek Mythology—Revisited,” the Fifth Annual Storytelling Cruise for cultural education and university credit with international teller Barbara McBride Smith. Co-sponsored by CarlsonWagonlit Travel/Marsh-Leonard Passmore.

August, 1999 (Caribbean Islands) Co-Organizer, Co-Sponsor, and Instructor-of-Record for “The Intrigue of ‘Story’,” the Fourth Annual Storytelling Cruise for cultural education and university credit with international teller David Novak. Co-sponsored by CarlsonWagonlit Travel/Marsh-Leonard Passmore.

July, 1998 (Alaska) Instructor-of-Record for “Personal Cultural Stories,” the Third Annual Storytelling Cruise for cultural education and university credit with international teller Donald Davis. Co-sponsored by CarlsonWagonlit Travel/Marsh-Leonard Passmore.

August, 1997 (Eastern Caribbean Islands) Co-Organizer, Co-Sponsor, and Instructor-of-Record for “Personal Cultural Stories,” the Second Annual Storytelling Cruise for cultural education and university credit with international teller Donald Davis. Co-sponsored by Travel Agents International/Marsh-Leonard Passmore.

June, 1996 (Caribbean Islands) Co-Organizer, Co-Sponsor, and Instructor-of-Record for “Storytelling in the Caribbean,” the First Annual Storytelling Cruise for cultural education and university credit with international teller Carmen Deedy. Co-sponsored by Travel Agents International/Marsh-Leonard Passmore.


NATIONAL CONFERENCE/CONVENTION PAPERS/PERFORMANCES

Joy, Flora C., Guest Emcee for the Youthful Voices Sessions at the 36th Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 3-4, 2008.

Joy, Flora C., Guest Emcee for the Youthful Voices Sessions at the 35th Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 5-6, 2007.

Joy, Flora C., Moderator for the StoriesWork Session (How Storytellers and Educators Use the “No Child Left Behind” Mandate to Their Advantage) at the 34 th Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 7, 2006.

Joy, Flora C., Guest Emcee for the Youthful Voices Sessions at the 34 th Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 6-7, 2006.

Joy, Flora C., Moderator for the Stories@Work Session (Listen, Read, Write, Tell: Storytelling in P-12 Education) at the 33 rd Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 8, 2005.

Joy, Flora C., Guest Emcee for the Youthful Voices Sessions at the 33 rd Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 7-8, 2005.

Joy, Flora C., Moderator for the Stories@Work Session (The Other Half of Storytelling—Kendall Haven, presenter) at the 32 nd Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 2, 2004.

Joy, Flora C., Co-Moderator for the Youthful Voices Sessions at the 32nd Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 1-2, 2004.

Joy, Flora C., Moderator for the Stories@Work Session (Making Curriculum Connections in K-12: Enhancing Character Education, Language Arts, and Social Studies Through Story—Sherry Norfolk, presenter) at the 31 st Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 4, 2003.

Joy, Flora C., Youth Storytelling Olympics: History of a Successful Program. Featured presenter at the National Storytelling Network PreConference, Denver, Colorado, July 10, 2002.

Joy, Flora C., Youth Storytelling: Finding Stories to Tell. Paper presented at the National Storytelling Network PreConference, Denver, Colorado, July 10, 2002.

Joy, Flora C., Youth Storytelling Across America. Featured Teller at the Special Informal Storytelling Gathering of the Forty-Fourth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, San Diego, California, May 4, 1999.

Joy, Flora C., The 1999 Storytelling World Awards: Presentation and Demonstrated Stories. Paper presented and demonstration at the Forty-Fourth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, San Diego, California, May 4, 1999.

Joy, Flora C., The Healing Powers of Storytelling. Dinner speaker at the National Veteran’s Administration PeriAnesthesia Nurses Conference, Mountain Home (VA Medical Center), Tennessee, October 10, 1998.

Joy, Flora C., The 1998 Storytelling World Awards: Presentation and Demonstrated Stories. Paper presented and demonstration at the Forty-Third Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Orlando, Florida, May 5, 1998.

Joy, Flora C., Guest Emcee for the Youthful Voices Session at the Twenty-Fifth Annual National Storytelling Festival, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 4, 1997.

Joy, Flora C., The 1997 Storytelling World Awards: Presentation and Demonstrated Stories. Paper presented and demonstration at the Forty-Second Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 7, 1997.

Joy, Flora C., Politically Correct Storytelling. Featured Teller at the Forty-Second Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 6, 1997.

Joy, Flora C., The 1996 Storytelling World Awards: Presentation and Demonstrated Stories. Paper presented and demonstration at the Forty-First Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April 30, 1996.

Joy, Flora C., Appalachian Cultural Stories. Featured Teller at the Annual National Conference for Eastman CEOs, Abingdon, Virginia, September 9, 1995.

Joy, Flora C., The 1995 Storytelling World Awards: Presentation and Demonstrated Stories. Paper presented and demonstration at the Fortieth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, California, May 4, 1995.

Joy, Flora C., All the Good Things: Storytelling Benefits. Featured Teller at the Fortieth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, California, May 2, 1995.

Joy, Flora C., Stories of Leaders Who Made a Difference. Paper presented at the Thirty-Ninth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Toronto, Canada, May 12, 1994.

Joy, Flora C., Integrating the Story Arts in Middle Level Education. Paper presented at the Twentieth Annual National Convention of the National Middle School Association, Portland, Oregon, November 7, 1993. (With John Mooy)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Classroom: The Whole Language Connection. Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual National Storytelling Conference, Seattle, Washington, July 9, 1993.

Joy, Flora C., Texas Stories for Teaching Reading. Paper presented at the Thirty-Eighth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 29, 1993.

Joy, Flora C., Stories for Teaching Homographs and Homophones. Paper presented at the Thirty-Eighth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 28, 1993.

Joy, Flora C., Incorporating Whole Language Concepts into the Middle Grade Curriculum. Paper presented at the Nineteenth Annual National Convention of the National Middle School Association, San Antonio, Texas, November 6, 1992.

Joy, Flora C., Exploring the Environment Through Stories. Paper presented at the Thirty-Seventh Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Orlando, Florida, May 4, 1992.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling and Reading Connections. Paper presented at the Thirty-Sixth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 9, 1991.

Joy, Flora C., Whole Language Strategies for the Middle Grades. Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual National Convention of the National Middle School Association, Long Beach, California, November 17, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., Authored Tales—Classic and Modern. Paper presented at the Thirty-Fifth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 9, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., Using Tangrams in Storytelling. Paper presented at the Thirty-Fifth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 8, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., Middle School Magic: MORE Classroom Activities Middle School Students BEG To Do. Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual National Convention of the National Middle School Association, Toronto, Canada, October 26, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., Cajun Tales for the Classroom Curriculum. Paper presented at the Thirty-Fourth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 3, 1989.—Was featured at special autograph booth provided in exhibits.

Joy, Flora C., Using Ghost Stories in the Classroom. Paper presented at the Thirty-Fourth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 2, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., Middle School Magic: New Classroom Activities Middle School Students BEG To Do. Paper presented at the Fifteenth Annual National Convention of the National Middle School Association, Denver, Colorado, November 10, 1988.—Was featured at special autograph booth provided in exhibits.

Joy, Flora C., Appalachian Customs and Stories. Banquet Speaker at the United States Indoor Championship Banquet for the National Free Flight Society, Johnson City, Tennessee, June 3, 1988.

Joy, Flora C., Stories for Parent Modeling. Paper presented at the Special Storytelling Gathering at the Thirty-Third Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Toronto, Canada, May 4, 1988.

Joy, Flora C., Funtastic Uses of Storytelling for Reading/Language Skill Enhancement: Four Complete Story Units for Teachers, Parents, or Librarians. Paper presented at the Thirty-Third Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Toronto, Canada, May 3, 1988.

Joy, Flora C., Middle School Magic: Classroom Activities Middle School Students BEG To Do. Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual Convention of the National Middle School Association, St. Louis, Missouri, November 13, 1987.—Was featured at special autograph booth provided in exhibits.

Joy, Flora C., Stories for Developing Language/Reading Skills. Paper presented at the Thirty-Second National Convention of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, California, May 7, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Classroom. Paper presented at the Thirty-Second National Convention of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, California, May 6, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Parents and Reading: How to Use Stories in the Home to Build Specific Reading Skills. Paper presented at the Thirty-Second National Convention of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, California, May 3, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Cric-Crac: Storytelling Assembly. Paper presented at the Thirty-First Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 16, 1986.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Curriculum: Humor in Storytelling. Paper presented at the Thirty-First Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 15, 1986.

Joy, Flora C., Story Analysis of The Blogg Beneath the Bed. Paper presented at the Thirtieth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 7, 1985.

Joy, Flora C., Using Visual Aids and Body Movement in Storytelling. Paper presented at the Twenty-Ninth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 10, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Informal Story Presentations. Creative story presented at the Twenty-Ninth Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, Georgia, May 8, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., ‘Miraculous Miniatures’ for Teaching Reading in Middle Grades. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Convention of the National Middle School Association, Chicago, Illinois, November 12, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., Perspectives on Middle/Junior High School Directions: Implications for Reading Instruction. Paper presented at the Twenty-Eighth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, California, May 5, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Mini-Booklets for Teaching Reading in the Middle Grades. Paper presented at the Ninth Annual Convention of the National Middle School Association, Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri, October 29, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Cric-Crac: Haitian Storytelling Customs. Guest storyteller at Cric-Crac Session of the Twenty-Seventh Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 29, 1982. (With Craig Roney and other storytellers)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling with Shadow Characters. Paper presented at the Twenty-Seventh Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 28, 1982. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling: To Children With Love. Pre-Convention Paper presented at the Twenty-Seventh Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Chicago, Illinois, April 27, 1982. (With Craig Roney and others)

Joy, Flora C., Assessment of Content Text Difficulty by Elementary and Middle School Teachers. Paper presented at the Second Annual Convention of the American Reading Conference, Sarasota, Florida, December, 1981. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., Creative Language Arts/Reading Activities for Middle School Students. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual Convention of the National Middle School Association, Miami Beach, Florida, November, 1981.

Joy, Flora C., Vocabulary Strategies for the Elementary Classroom. Paper presented at the Twenty-Sixth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, April, 1981. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., Reading Rate as a Factor in Comprehension at the College Level. Paper presented at the Annual National Convention of the American Reading Conference, Sarasota, Florida, December, 1980. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., The Utilization of Humorous Reading Content for Motivation in Skill Development. Paper presented at the Twenty-Fifth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, St. Louis, Missouri, May, 1980.

Joy, Flora C., Specific Activities Using Daily Newspapers as Reading Content. Paper presented at the Twenty-Fourth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, Georgia, April, 1979.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Classroom. Paper presented at the Second Annual National Conference on Storytelling of the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling, Jonesborough, Tennessee, June, 1979.

Joy, Flora C., From Mother Goose to Dr. Suess: A Perspective on Motivating the Reluctant Reader. Paper presented at the Twentieth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, New York City, New York, May, 1975. (With Tom Rakes)

Joy, Flora C., Creative Techniques for Teaching Adults to Read. Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual National Convention of the International Reading Association, Detroit, Michigan, May, 1972.


REGIONAL CONFERENCE/CONVENTION PAPERS/PERFORMANCES

Joy, Flora C., Book Bait: Using Stories to Enhance School Curricula. Keynote Speaker at the VEMA Clinch Regional Spring Conference/Virginia Higher Education Conference, April 1, 2004.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling Entertainment. After-dinner entertainment at the Southeast Regional NALS Conference (The National Association of Laboratory Schools). Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 19, 1995.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling for Museums and Historical Landmarks. Paper presented at the Southeast Regional Annual Meeting of the Association for Living Historical Farms and Agricultural Museums, Rocky Mount, Tennessee, February 4, 1994.

Joy, Flora C., Using Stories As Medicine. Banquet Speaker at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Section of the Society of Experimental Biology and Medicine, Johnson City, Tennessee, November 9, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., The Story in Medicine. Banquet Speech made at the Southern Chapter of the Medical Library Association, Mountain Home, Tennessee, October 17, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., Creating Clever Comprehension Questions. Special Session presented at the Eleventh Annual Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, Nashville, Tennessee, November 4, 1985.

Joy, Flora C., Preparation of Creative Reading Materials for Developing Positive Reading Attitudes. Paper presented at the Twelfth Annual Plains Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, St. Louis, Missouri, November 15, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Creating ‘Miraculous Miniatures’ for Teaching Reading. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, Lexington, Kentucky, November 9, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Teaching of Language Arts. Paper presented at the Fifth Southeastern Regional Conference of the Association for Childhood Education International, Knoxville, Tennessee, July, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Correlating Listening Comprehension and Reading Comprehension Tasks. Paper presented at the Seventh Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, Orlando, Florida, February, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Women as Leaders: The Evolution of the 80s. Symposium Paper presented at the Women as Leaders Conference, Chicago, Illinois, 1981.

Joy, Flora C., A Contrast of Three Approaches to Vocabulary Study for College Students. A Research Forum Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, Norfolk, Virginia, 1980. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., Vocabulary Vivacity: Specific Activities for Developing Vocabulary Skills. A Special Session Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, Norfolk, Virginia, 1980. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., Chuckles, Giggles, and Grins: Activities for Developing Specific Reading Skills Through Humorous Reading Content. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, Nashville, Tennessee, 1980. (With Susan Strader)

Joy, Flora C., The Joy of Reading. Paper presented at the Second Annual Southeastern Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, Jacksonville, Florida, 1976.

Joy, Flora C., Attitudinal Changes Through Games in Reading. Paper presented at the Third Annual Clemson University Reading Conference, Clemson, South Carolina, 1972.


STATE CONFERENCE/CONVENTION PAPERS/PERFORMANCES

Joy, Flora C., The JOY of Storytelling. A concert presented at the Annual O.O.P.S Storytelling Conference, Chesterville, Ohio, May 4, 2002.

Joy, Flora C., What Happens After “The End”: Ways to Leave Your Audience Wiser and Happier. A presentation at the Annual O.O.P.S Storytelling Conference, Chesterville, Ohio, May 4, 2002.

Joy, Flora C., Integrating Storytelling Into the Curriculum. Paper presented at the Annual State Convention of STEA (Student Tennessee Education Association) Conference, Nashville, Tennessee, April 15, 2000. (Two sessions)

Joy, Flora C., 2001: A Counseling Odyssey—Getting the Message Through Storytelling. Paper presented at the TOICC Conference (Tennessee Occupational Information Coordinating Committee) in concert with the NOICC (National Chapter), Kingsport, Tennessee, November 2, 1995.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Appalachian Tradition. A presentation at the Annual State Convention of TAEHE and THEA (Tennessee Association of Extension Home Economists) and (Tennessee Home Economics Association), Jonesborough, Tennessee, March 30, 1995.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Classroom. Paper presented for the South Carolina Early Childhood Association Conference, Columbia, South Carolina, March 23, 1995.

Joy, Flora C., Incorporating the Whole Language Philosophy into the Middle Grade Curriculum. Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual State Conference of the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools (TAMS), Gatlinburg, Tennessee, June 22, 1992.

Joy, Flora C., Techniques and Activities for Teaching Vocabulary and Writing Skills in the Middle Grades. Paper presented at the Fifteenth Annual State Conference of the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools (TAMS), Gatlinburg, Tennessee, June 25, 1991.

Joy, Flora C., Whole Language Techniques for Middle Grade Learners. Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual State Conference of the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools (TAMS), Gatlinburg, Tennessee, June 29, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling for the Older Generation. Paper presented at the Third Annual State Conference of the Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (TAPPS), Memphis, Tennessee, June 16, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling for the Younger Generation. Paper presented at the Third Annual State Conference of the Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (TAPPS), Memphis, Tennessee, June 16, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., Stories for the Classroom. General Assembly Session Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual Conference of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Nashville, Tennessee, December 1, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., Middle School Magic: Reading and Language Arts Activities Students BEG To Do. Paper presented at the Thirteenth Annual State Conference of the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools (TAMS), Gatlinburg, Tennessee, June 30, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Classroom. Paper presented at the Second Annual State Conference of the Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (TAPPS), Columbia, Tennessee, March 31, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., Developing Your Creativity in Storytelling. Paper presented at the Eighty-Seventh Annual State Conference of the Tennessee Library Association (TLA), Knoxville, Tennessee, April 21, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., More Reading Magic: Classroom Activities Students BEG To Do. Paper presented at the Annual State Convention of the Montana State Reading Council, Billings, Montana, October 20, 1988.

Joy, Flora C., More Reading Magic: Classroom Activities Students BEG To Do. Paper presented at the Annual State Convention of the Kentucky Middle School Association, Lexington, Kentucky, September 17, 1988.

Joy, Flora C., Family Storytelling Experiences. Paper presented at the Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling (TAPPS), Knoxville, Tennessee, April 16, 1988.

Joy, Flora C., Reading Magic: Classroom Activities Students BEG To Do. Paper presented at the Annual State Convention of the Montana State Reading Council, Helena, Montana, October 15, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Middle School Magic: Classroom Activities Middle Grade Students BEG To Do. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools, Nashville, Tennessee, June 23, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling Skills for Language Growth. Invited Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual State Convention of the South Carolina Council of the International Reading Association, Columbia, South Carolina, March 17, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Vocabulary Development Techniques for Grades K-12. Invited Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual State Convention of the South Carolina Council of the International Reading Association, Columbia, South Carolina, March 16, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., ‘Miraculous Miniatures’ for Building Reading Skills. Invited Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee, November 5, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling Techniques for Building Language Skills. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Nashville, Tennessee, November, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Storytelling Techniques for Young Children. Paper presented at the Twentieth Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Association on Young Children, Knoxville, Tennessee, November, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Activities for the Creative Teaching of Reading/Language Arts. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Education Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1981.

Joy, Flora C., Vocabulary Vivacity in the Elementary Classroom. Paper presented at the Eighth Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 1980.

Joy, Flora C., Utilization of the Progressive Team Activity Concept for Developing Reading Skills. Paper presented at the Annual State Convention of the South Carolina International Reading Association, Columbia, South Carolina, 1979.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Reading Skills Through Creative Instructional Displays. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Memphis, Tennessee, l978.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Reading Skills Through Magazines and Newspapers in the Elementary Classroom. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1977.

Joy, Flora C., Vitamin R for Reading. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Cookeville, Tennessee, 1976.

Joy, Flora C., Ideas to Stimulate the Reluctant Reader. Paper presented at the Annual State Convention of the Texas Association of Childhood Education, Houston, Texas, 1975.

Joy, Flora C., Reading Activities Workshop. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Memphis, Tennessee, 1975.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Reading in the Secondary School. Paper presented at the Third Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1974.

Joy, Flora C., Reading Games for Middle and Upper Grades. Paper presented at the Second Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, 1973.

Joy, Flora C., Preparing Inexpensive Reading Materials. Paper presented at the First Annual State Convention of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association, Nashville, Tennessee, 1972.


OTHER CONFERENCE/CONVENTION PAPERS/PERFORMANCES

Joy, Flora C., A "Boosting the Curriculum with Books by the World's Most AMAZING Authors/Illustrators! (All Grades) and Using "Scary Stories" for Academic Skill Development. Papers presented at the Thirty-Third Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 5-7, 2012. (Four sessions)

Joy, Flora C., A BIG BUNCH of NEW BOOKS that Kids BEG to Read(All Grades) and A "Shortcuts" Program for Teaching Writing Skills. Papers presented at the Thirty-Second Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 7-9, 2011. (Four sessions)

Joy, Flora C., A "Christmas Package" for Teaching Language Arts Skills (Grades K-8) and "Christmas Flavors" for Curriculum Enhancement . Papers presented at the Thirty-First Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 10-11, 2010. (Four sessions)

Joy, Flora C., Action-Packed Ideas for Building Language Arts Skills in Middle School and High School and A "Shortcuts" Program for Teaching Phonics Skills. Papers presented at the Thirtieth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 9-10, 2009. (Four sessions)

Joy, Flora C., A Big Bunch of Books Kids BEG to Read and A "Shortcuts" Program for Teaching Basic Comprehension Skills. Papers presented at the Twenty-Ninth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 10-11, 2008. (Four sessions)

Joy, Flora C., A Cartoon Collection for Teaching Reading/Language Arts Skills, and A “Book Bait” Unit for Teaching Reading/Language Arts Skills. Papers presented at the Twenty-Eighth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 12-13, 2007. (Four sessions)

Joy, Flora C., A “Book Bait” Plan for Teaching Language Arts and Content Area Skills, and A “Card Trick” for Academic Skill Development for All Grades. Papers presented at the Twenty-Seventh Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 6-8, 2006. (Four sessions)

Joy, Flora C., Coaching and Mentoring Youthful Tellers. Institute presented for the Florida Storytelling Association, the Santa Fe Community College, and the Gainesville Story Group, Gainesville, Florida, September 23-25, 2005. (Two days)

Joy, Flora C., Action-Packed Christmas Activities for Academic Skill Development, and Action-Packed Blacklight for Academic Skill Development. Papers presented at the Twenty-Sixth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 8-9, 2005. (Three sessions)

Joy, Flora C., Action-Packed Christmas and Holiday Stories for Academic Skill Development, Action-Packed Classroom Games for Academic Skill Development, and Action-Packed Grammar and Composition Activities for Academic Skill Development. Papers presented at the Twenty-Fifth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 9-10, 2004. (Three sessions)

Joy, Flora C., Animal Stories that Enhance Those Academic Skills. Paper presented at the Twenty-Fourth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 11-12, 2003. (Three sessions)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Library and Classroom. Paper presented at UETEC (The Upper East Tennessee Education Conference), October 24, 2003.

Joy, Flora C., Absolutely Awesome Stories for Academic Skill Enhancement. Paper presented at the Twenty-Third Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 12-13, 2002. (Three sessions)

Joy, Flora C., The Confused Giant. A Live Storytelling Performance for Tellabration 2002! a nation-wide evening of storytelling, Jonesborough, Tennessee, November 23, 2002. (With Henry Joy)

Joy, Flora C., Using UNUSUAL Story “Characters” for both CHARACTER Development and CURRICULUM Enhancement. Paper presented at the Twenty-Second Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 6-7, 2001. (Three sessions)

Joy, Flora C., Incorporating Storytelling Into an Already Busy Day. Paper presented at the HCIRA (Hamblen County Chapter of the International Reading Association), Morristown, Tennessee, April 11, 2000.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Curriculum: FUN Stuff. Paper presented at the Twentieth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 10, 1999. (Two sessions)

Joy, Flora C., Using Storytelling to Develop Language Skills, Paper presented at the BGAYC (Greator Bristol Association for Young Children), May 11, 1999. (One session)

Joy, Flora C., Helping Children Celebrate Literacy. Paper presented at the Knoxville, Tennessee, Chapter of the International Reading Association, April 22, 1999.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Academics. Paper presented at the Nineteenth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 10, 1998. (Two sessions)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling for Academic Enhancement. Paper presented at the Eighteenth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 11, 1997. (Two sessions)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Curriculum. Delivered Keynote Address at the Teacher-to-Teacher Eastman Kodak Putting-Children-First Conference, Gate City, Virginia, October 13, 1997. (One session)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Curriculum. Paper presented at the Roanoke Valley Reading Council, Roanoke, Virginia, March 6, 1997. (One session)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling in the Curriculum. Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 12, 1996. (Two sessions)

Joy, Flora C., The Joy of Reading: From Instant Readers to Instant Writers. Paper presented at the Tennessee Technological Council of the International Reading Association, September 12, 1996.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling as a Reading/Language Skill Booster. Paper presented at the North Louisiana Reading Council and the Northeast Louisiana Reading Council District II Spring Conference, March 23, 1996.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling and Language Fun. Paper presented at the Sixteenth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 7, 1995. (Two sessions)

Joy, Flora C., The Empty Pot. A Live Storytelling Performance for Tellabration 95! a nation-wide evening of storytelling, Jonesborough, Tennessee, November 18, 1995. (With Henry Joy)

Joy, Flora C., Teaching History Through Storytelling. Paper presented at UETEC (The Upper East Tennessee Education Conference), October 28, 1995. (With Steve Hensley, Jim Estepp, and others)

Joy, Flora C., A Challenge of the Bureaucracy. A Live Storytelling Performance for Tellabration 94! a nation-wide evening of storytelling, Jonesborough, Tennessee, November 19, 1994. (With Henry Joy)

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling and the Academics. Paper presented at the Fourteenth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 19, 1993.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling and the Education Connection. Paper presented for the East Tennessee State University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, Johnson City, Tennessee, April 6, 1993. (With Henry Joy)

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Reading through Storytelling. Paper presented at the Thirteenth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 10, 1992.

Joy, Flora C., Whole Language and Storytelling in Middle School Curriculum. Paper presented at the Regional Conference for the Tennessee Association of Middle Schools, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, December 5, 1992.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling and the Political Community. Paper presented at a special conference for House Majority Leader Bill Purcell and other members of the Tennessee General Assembly, Jonesborough, Tennessee, November 13, 1992.

Joy, Flora C., Highrise. A Live Storytelling Performance for Tellabration 91! a nation-wide evening of storytelling, Jonesborough, Tennessee, November 22, 1991.

Joy, Flora C., Tall Tandem Tales. A Live Storytelling Performance for Leaders of the Governor’s Conference for the Arts, Jonesborough, Tennessee, October 19, 1991. (With Henry Joy)

Joy, Flora C., The Crossing. A Joy-authored play presented (by Vicky and Bill Livesay) at the Hide and Seek Performance at the Johnson City Community Theater, Johnson City, Tennessee, September 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, October 4, 5, 1991.

Joy, Flora C., Stories and the Elementary Curriculum. Paper presented at the Smoky Mountain Reading Council, Knoxville, Tennessee, April 25, 1991.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Reading Through Storytelling—With Emphasis on Whole Language Techniques. Paper presented at the Eighty-Sixth Annual Convention of the East Tennessee Education Association, Knoxville, Tennessee, October 26, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., Literacy and Families. Paper presented at the Great Smokies Council of the International Reading Association, Asheville, North Carolina, September 11, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., The Art of Storytelling—Its Role in the English Class. Paper presented at the Conference of the Tennessee Statewide School/College Collaborative for Educational Excellence, Tri-Cities State Technical Institute, Blountville, Tennessee, June 12, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., The Joy of Teaching. Paper presented at the Penta/Ohio Career Education Conference, Perrysburg, Ohio, March 9, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling for Fun and Pleasure. Paper presented at the American Society of Training Development, sponsored by Texas Instruments, Johnson City, Tennessee, December 21, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Reading Through Storytelling. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual East Tennessee Title 1 Conference, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, December 7, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling and the Reading Curriculum. Paper presented at the Roane Area Reading Council of the International Reading Association, Harriman, Tennessee, September 12, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., The Joy of Storytelling. Paper presented at the Knoxville Council of the International Reading Association (KIRA), Knoxville, Tennessee, April 20, 1989.

Joy, Flora C., Innovative Approaches to Language Arts. Paper presented at the Second Annual Special Education Conference at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, June 25, 1988.

Joy, Flora C., The Correlation of Language and Reading Skills with the Affective Dimension of Learning. Visiting Lecturer at Mayville State University, Mayville, North Dakota, June 8-9, 1988.

Joy, Flora C., What’s New in Teaching Reading? Paper presented at the Semi-Annual Meeting of the Anderson County Reading Association, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, March 7, 1988.

Joy, Flora C., An Examination of a Writing Hierarchy for Enhancing Composition Skills. Paper presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Akron Area Council of the International Reading Association, Akron, Ohio, September 30, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Vocabulary Strategies for Elementary and Secondary Levels. Paper presented at joint meeting of the Cookeville Phi Delta Kappa Chapter and the Tennessee Tech Chapter of the International Reading Association, Cookeville, Tennessee, September 24, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Strategies for Content Areas and Language Arts Skills. Visiting Lecturer at Marycrest College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, in cooperation with the Grant Wood Area Education Agency, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, June 11, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Comprehension Skills Creatively. Visiting Lecturer at Mayville State College, Mayville, North Dakota, June 3-4, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling: Chillers, Thrillers, and Leg-Slappers—How to Use Stories for Reading Skill Development. Banquet Speaker for the Bloomsburg University’s Twenty-Third Annual Reading Conference, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, April 23, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., Correlating Storytelling with Creative Dramatics and Creative Writing. Paper presented at the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, Johnson City, Tennessee, March 7, 1987.

Joy, Flora C., An Analysis of the Relationship of Storytelling and Academic Skill Development. Paper presented at the Southeast Regional Principals’ Partnership Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee, September 18, 1986.

Joy, Flora C., Language Experiences for Young Children. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Early Childhood Summer Institute Co-sponsored by the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina State Department of Education, Columbia, South Carolina, July 7, 1986.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Vocabulary. Paper presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Lakeway Council of the International Reading Association, Morristown, Tennessee, September 24, 1985.

Joy, Flora C., New Horizons: Challenge to Change. KEYNOTE address delivered at the Educating for Excellence Summer Conference sponsored by the School District of Greenville County, Greenville, South Carolina, June 11, 1985.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Creative Writing Skills to the Gifted Students. Paper presented for CEC (Council for Exceptional Children), Chapters 217 and 98, Greeneville, Tennessee, May 4, 1985.

Joy, Flora C., Using Newspaper Content to Teach Specific Reading Skills, and Newspapers in Education for Parents and Teachers. Papers presented to the East Central/Eastern Illinois University Council of the International Reading Association Conference, Co-sponsored by the Charleston Times Courier and the Mattoon Journal Gazette, Charleston, Illinois, April 24, 1986.

Joy, Flora C., Making Learning Fun and Challenging in the Early Grades. Paper presented at the Southeastern Ohio Education Association Conference, Athens, Ohio, April 13, 1985.

Joy, Flora C., Using the Newspaper as Reading Content. Paper presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Mildred Chapman Chattanooga Area Council of the International Reading Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee, October 11, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling: A Way of Developing Comprehension. Paper presented at the Uberto Price Annual Reading Symposium sponsored by the Department of Reading Education, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, October 5, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Fantabulous Stories for Fun and Skill Development. Paper presented at the Annual Early Childhood Summer Institute Co-sponsored by the University of South Carolina and the South Carolina State Department of Education, Columbia, South Carolina, July 10, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Motivational Techniques for Reading. KEYNOTE address delivered at the Annual Summer Conference of the Tennessee Technological University Chapter of the International Reading Association, Cookeville, Tennessee, June 19, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Comprehension Cleverness and Vocabulary Vivacity. Paper presented at the Tenth Annual Communications/Reading Conference, sponsored by the Metropolitan (Nashville-Davidson County) Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee, June 11, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Language Arts Activities for Home and School. Paper presented at the Fourth Annual Chapter I Cooperative Workshop for the Knoxville area parents and teachers, Knoxville, Tennessee, May 22, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Methods of Teaching Reading/Language Arts. Paper presented at the Annual Winter Meeting of the Lakeway Council of the International Reading Association, Morristown, Tennessee, March 6, 1984.

Joy, Flora C., 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. Paper presented at the Twelfth Annual Quincy Conference, Quincy, Illinois, October 13-14, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling Techniques for Oral Language Development in Young Children. Paper presented at the Annual Early Childhood Education Summer Institute sponsored by the State of South Carolina Department of Education and the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina, July, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., Building Language Skills Through Storytelling. Paper presented at the Ninth Annual Communications/Reading Conference, sponsored by the Metropolitan (Nashville-Davidson County) Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee, July, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., Educational Techniques for the Gifted and Talented. Paper presented to Hamilton-Wentworth teachers at PD Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., The WHO, WHAT, or WHERE Classroom Comprehension Challenge. Paper presented at the Winter Meeting of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, East Tennessee State University Campus, Johnson City, Tennessee, February, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., Using COUNTDOWN to Teach Sequence. Paper presented at the Winter Meeting of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, East Tennessee State University Campus, Johnson City, Tennessee, February, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., The Joy of Storytelling, Part 2. Paper presented at the Annual Professional Development Conference, Monroe, Louisiana, February, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., Newspapers in Education. Paper presented for the Newspapers in Education Week Conference jointly sponsored by the Joliet Herald News and the Will County Council of the International Reading Association, Joliet, Illinois, February, 1983.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Comprehension. Paper presented at the Grade Three Competency Conference for the Fourth District Professional Development Center, Shreveport, Louisiana, November, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Using Storytelling to Develop Language Skills. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Reading Conference of the Southwest Virginia Council of the International Reading Association, Abingdon, Virginia, November, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., The Joy of Storytelling. Paper presented at the Annual Professional Development Conference, Monroe, Louisiana, October, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Storytelling, Shadow Characters, and Reading Instruction. Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual Reading Symposium, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, September, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Lend Me Your Ear: How to Entice Students to WANT to Read, Listen, and Express Themselves. Paper presented to the Annual Staff Development Conference for Lake County Educators, Waukegan, Illinois, September, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Techniques for Developing Vocabulary Skills in Elementary School. Paper presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Lakeway Council of the International Reading Association, Morristown, Tennessee, September, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Uses of Paperbacks. Paper presented at the Annual Spring Meeting of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, East Tennessee State University Campus, Johnson City, Tennessee, March, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Uses of Newspapers to Teach Comprehension Skills. Paper presented for the Newspapers in Education Week Conference jointly sponsored by the Joliet Herald News and the Will County Council of the International Reading Association, Joliet, Illinois, February, 1982.

Joy, Flora C., Thursday Night Live: New Ideas for Teaching Reading. Paper presented at the Annual Winter Meeting of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, East Tennessee State University Campus, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1981. (Program Co-ordinator and one of many presenters)

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Comprehension Skills Creatively. Paper presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Knoxville Council of the International Reading Association, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1981.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Teaching of Reading/Language Arts Skills for the Middle Grades. Paper presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Mildred Chapman Council of the International Reading Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee 1981.

Joy, Flora C., Using Melodies, Chants, Cheers, Jingles, Jokes, Poems, Puns, Gags, Tongue-Twisters, Tunes, Tom-Swifties, Riddles, Rhymes, Quips, Stories, Synograms, Hink-Pinks, Verses, Etc., Etc., to Enhance Reading and the Other Language Arts Skills! Paper presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, East Tennessee State University Campus, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1981. (Program Co-ordinator and one of many presenters)

Joy, Flora C., Using Humorous Portions of the Newspaper for Specific Reading Skill Development. Paper presented at the Annual Conference for NIE (Newspapers in Education) for the Maryville-Alcoa Daily Times, Maryville, Tennessee, 1981.

Joy, Flora C., Visual Aids for Storytelling. Paper presented at the Annual Spring Conference of the KAAYC (Knoxville Area Association on Young Children), Knoxville, Tennessee, 1981.

Joy, Flora C., Current Trends in Teaching Phonics, Comprehension, and Vocabulary Skills. Paper presented at the Annual Fall Meeting of the Lakeway Council of the International Reading Association, Morristown, Tennessee, 1980.

Joy, Flora C., Selected Reading Materials. Paper presented at the Upper East Tennessee Educational Co-operative Conference, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1980.

Joy, Flora C., Using Cartoons and Ads to Build Reading and Language Arts Skills. Paper presented at the First Annual Newspapers in Education Workshop, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1980.

Joy, Flora C., Creating Reading Exercises from Selected Newspaper Content. Paper presented at the First Annual Professional Development Convention, Monroe, Louisiana, 1980.

Joy, Flora C., Reference Materials for Teacher-Prescribed Activities in Language Arts. Paper presented at the First Annual Professional Development Convention, Monroe, Louisiana, 1980.

Joy, Flora C., Add Sparkle to Your Teaching Through Games, Gadgets, and Giggles. Paper presented at the Annual North Louisiana Reading Council Summer Conference of the International Reading Association, Ruston, Louisiana, 1980.

Joy, Flora C., Reading Activities for Motivation, Enjoyment, and Specific Skill Development. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Communications/ Reading Conference, sponsored by the Metropolitan (Nashville-Davidson County) Public Schools, Nashville, Tennessee, 1979.

Joy, Flora C., Grouping Techniques for Peer Tutoring and Attitudinal Change. Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the Lakeway Reading Council of the International Reading Association, Morristown, Tennessee, 1979.

Joy, Flora C., Language Arts Lessons for Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1979.

Joy, Flora C., Relating Listening Research to Reading Comprehension. Paper presented to the Chattanooga Council of the International Reading Association, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1978.

Joy, Flora C., A Discussion and Demonstration of the Use of Creative Bulletin Boards for INSTRUCTION in Reading and Other Language Arts. Paper presented to the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1978.

Joy, Flora C., Teacher-Prescribed Materials in Reading for Elementary Grades. Paper presented at the Annual North Louisiana Reading Council of the International Reading Association, Monroe, Louisiana, 1976.

Joy, Flora C., The Upper Cumberland Reading Project. Paper presented to the Hamilton County Association of Classroom Teachers, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1974.

Joy, Flora C., Using Games to Build Word Recognition and Comprehension Skills. Paper presented at the Seventh Annual Language Arts/Reading Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, 1974.

Joy, Flora C., Creative Reading Activities for the Secondary School. Paper presented at the Chattanooga Council of the International Reading Association Annual Workshop, Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1974.

Joy, Flora C., The Joy of Reading. Paper presented at the Southwest Virginia Council of the International Reading Association, Richlands, Virginia, 1974.

Joy, Flora C., Motivating the Reluctant Reader. Paper presented at the Tennessee Tech Council Conference of the International Reading Association, Cookeville, Tennessee, 1973.

Joy, Flora C., Interest Centers in Reading. Paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, Milligan College, Tennessee, 1973.

Joy, Flora C., Use of Games to Teach Reading Skills in Grades 6-12. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the East Tennessee Education Association (ETEA), Knoxville, Tennessee, 1973.

Joy, Flora C., Attitudinal Changes in Reading. Paper presented to the Pee Dee Council of the International Reading Association, Florence, South Carolina, 1973.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Reading Skills through Math and Science Materials. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Language Arts/Reading Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, 1972.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Comprehension Skills to Adults. Paper presented at the University of Tennessee Adult Education Conference, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1972.

Joy, Flora C., Games for Teaching Reading to Handicapped Children. Paper presented at the Conference for New Programs and Services for the Handicapped, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1972.

Joy, Flora C., Supplementary Reading Activities. Paper presented to the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association, Milligan College, Tennessee, 1972.

Joy, Flora C., Preparing the Potential GED Graduate With Some Necessary Reading Skills. Paper presented at Training Program in Adult Basic Education, Tennessee Technological University, Cookeville, Tennessee, 1972.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Adults to Read through the Areas of Science, Mathematics, and Social Studies. Paper presented at Middle Tennessee Adult Basic Education Conference, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, l971.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Basic Reading Skills in the Content Areas. Paper presented at the East Tennessee Adult Basic Education Conference, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1971.

Joy, Flora C., The Learning Laboratory Approach to Teaching Adults. Paper presented at the Tennessee Adult Basic Education Supervisors’ Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, 1971.

Joy, Flora C., Report of University of Tennessee Summer Institute. Paper presented at the Tennessee Adult Basic Education Supervisors’ Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, 1971.

Joy, Flora C., The Adult Education Learning Laboratory. Paper presented at the Conference for the Tennessee Department of Education Vocational Supervisors, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1970.

Joy, Flora C., The 1970 ABE Curriculum. Paper presented at the Tennessee Adult Basic Education Supervisors’ Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, 1970.

Joy, Flora C., Reading and the Adult Learner. Paper presented at the Annual Fayette Adult Basic Education Conference, Uniontown, Pennsylvania, 1970.


NEWSPAPER COLUMNS

Joy, Flora C., Tennessee Volunteer ‘Remembers When’. (One in a series, Book Review Column), Johnson City Press, December 7, 1986, Page 76.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—MY TREASURES. Kingsport Times News, September 17, l986, page 2C.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—I WONDER. Kingsport Times News, September 10, l986, page 2C.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THINGS I CAN DO. Kingsport Times News, September 3, l986, page 3B.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—GOOD TIMES. Kingsport Times News, August 27, l986, page 2B.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THINGS I WISH WERE EXTINCT. Kingsport Times News, April 16, l986, page 3B.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THE BROKEN WINDOW. Kingsport Times News, February 12, l986, page 2C.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—CUPID’S GOOF! Kingsport Times News, February 12, l986, page 6D.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THE NINTH LIFE. Kingsport Times News, February 5, l986, page 6C.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THE MAGIC RING. Kingsport Times News, January 15, l986, page 10C.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THE WORRIED SNOWMAN. Kingsport Times News, January 8, l986, page 3C.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THE BAREST CHRISTMAS TREE EVER. Kingsport Times News, December 11, l985, page 4C.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—HELP! Kingsport Times News, November 20, l985, page 2B.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THE YOUNGEST PILGRIM. Kingsport Times News, November 13, l985, page 2C.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THE CASTLE ADVENTURE. Kingsport Times News, November 6, l985, page 2B.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—OH, NO! Kingsport Times News, October 30, l985, page 7A.

Joy, Flora C., Our Creative Times: Creative Expressions—THE BREW. Kingsport Times News, October 23, l985, page 2B.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: CLOTHES-OUT. Kingsport Times News, March 14, 1984, page 12A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: PEOPLE AND PLACES. Kingsport Times News, March 7, 1984, page 6B.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Don’t BANK on it. Kingsport Times News, February 29, 1984, page 9A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Time for a CHANGE. Kingsport Times News, February 22, 1984, page 8A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Keeping Your Head Together. Kingsport Times News, February 15, 1984, page 12A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: ‘CROSS’ Words. Kingsport Times News, February 8, 1984, page 98.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Action and Reaction. Kingsport Times News, February 1, 1984, page 9A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: All Ears. Kingsport Times News, January 25, 1984, page 8A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: An Eye for an Eye. Kingsport Times News, January 18, 1984, page 10A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: A HAND-y ARM-y. Kingsport Times News, January 11, 1984, page 6A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: The ‘S’ Elf. Kingsport Times News, December 21, 1983, page 12A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Body Language. Kingsport Times News, December 14, 1983, page 8A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Heads Up. Kingsport Times News, December 7, 1983, page 12A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Footnotes. Kingsport Times News, November 16, 1983, page 8C.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Tooth and Nail. Kingsport Times News, November 9, 1983, page 4A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Monsters and Ghosts. Kingsport Times News, October 26, 1983, page 10A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: A DRAWing Lesson. Kingsport Times News, October 19, 1983, page 7A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Sports Shorts. Kingsport Times News, October 12, 1983, page 6A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Animal Antics. Kingsport Times News, October 5, 1983, page 8A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Career Concerns. Kingsport Times News, September 28, 1983, page 8A.

Joy, Flora C., Kreative Korner—Topic: Food For Thought. Kingsport Times News, September 21, 1983, page 9A.


MISCELLANEOUS RESEARCH ACTIVITIES

PROFESSIONAL FILM

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Machines and Programmed Learning. Prepared script and was Guest Authority in a thirty-minute educational film produced by the Maryland State Department of Education (Baltimore, Maryland). This nationally-released film was one of a series of twenty-two films prepared for teacher-inservice credit or for university course credit in the area of adult education.

PROFESSIONAL VIDEOTAPES

Joy, Flora C., Oral Expression: Developing a Language Enriched Environment. A state-wide video presentation in the Whole Language Teleconference sponsored by the University of Tennessee Center for Telecommunications and Video. Broadcast live on April 23, 1991, 4:30-5:30. (The video is currently being distributed across the state to interested school districts.)

Joy, Flora C., Into the Spooky Woods: A Unique Collection of Spooky Stories and Skits for Grades K-8, a nationally-distributed videotape sponsored by the East Tennessee State University Eighth Annual Halloween Storyfest, December 1996/January 1997.

THESIS

Joy, Flora C., An Experimental Study of the Effects of a Listening Program Upon Listening and Reading Ability in a Selected Eighth Grade. Unpublished Masters Degree Thesis, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee, 1967.

DISSERTATION

Joy, Flora C., The Development of the ‘LIKE TO READ’ Program and an Appraisal of Its Effect Upon Students’ Attitudes Toward Reading and Upon Their Reading Achievement. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1972.

SELECTIONS IN BOOKS

Joy, Flora C. How Can I Become a Storytelling? Storytelling: An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore , M.E. Sharpe Publisher; Josepha Sherman, editor, 2008.

Joy, Flora C. Contributed storytelling sections to the Encyclopedia of Appalachia, University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville, 2006.

Joy, Flora C., How Can a Teacher Use Storytelling in the Classroom? Section in The Storyteller’s Guide: Storytellers Share Advice for the Classroom, Boardroom, Showroom, Podium, Pulpit, and Center Stage, Bill Mooney and David Holt, editors. August House Publishers, Little Rock, Arkansas, 1996, pages 149-151.

Joy, Flora C., Tips for Using a Simple Tale: The Enormous Turnip. Chapter in Tales as Tools: The Power of Story in the Classroom, Sheila Dailey, editor. The National Storytelling Press, 1994, pages 16-18.

Joy, Flora C., The Witch Who Cracked Up, in The Ghost & I: Scary Stories for Participatory Telling, Jennifer Justice, Editor, Yellow Moon Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992, pp. 31-34.

Joy, Flora C., The Delivery of the Story, in Public Speaking for Pay, Carol A. Huebner, Editor, Ace Publishing Corporation, 1990.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching Reading Skills to Adults, in Teaching Reading to the Disadvantaged Adult, Memphis State University Press, 1971, pp. 51-105.

MINI-BOOKLETS

Joy, Flora C., The Fumblebuster, a Brazilian "Cat and Mouse" Story. (A mini-booklet designed to teach academic skills through storytelling.) 2008.

RECORDINGS

Joy, Flora C., Chillbump Stories. (An audiocassette with five original stories and an accompanying 96-page booklet of story notes and transcripts.) Garland, Texas, CAM Audio, 1990. Young, Keith and Flora C. Joy, There’s a Troll in the Bottom of the Sea. Written by Flora Joy; Voice of Keith Young. Produced by Keith Young, 1992.

Joy, Flora C. and Roger Petersen, Fat-Free Fright: Two Tasty Tales. Written and produced by Flora Joy; voice of Roger Petersen. Produced at Philadelphia College of Bible, Pennsylvania, 1993.

Joy, Flora C., Roger Petersen, and others, Choices of Voices. Produced by Flora Joy; Selected pieces written by Flora Joy; hosted and selected stories by Roger Petersen. Other storytellers were Steve and Julie Hensley, Judith Black, David Novak, Jim Lyon, Dr. John Owston, Wendy Welch, Charles and Janice Maynard, Pat Mendoza, Pam Johnson, and Karen Golden. This tape was produced to accompany the Winter/Spring 1995 issue of Storytelling World.

GRANT INFORMATION

Joy, Flora C., Miraculous Miniatures: Approaching Adult Reading Instruction Through Humor. East Tennessee State University General University Research Grant, received December 21, 1982. Grant amount: $700.

Joy, Flora C., Teachers’ Institute on Children’s Fantasy Literature. Guest Instructor for the Summer Grant Institute and 1984-85 Academic School Year Follow Up. Grant Recipient: Dot Baird.

Joy, Flora C., Appalachian Ghostlore—A Study of Haunting Tales in the Appalachian Region. Grant sponsored by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services. Grant Amount: $4,500.

Joy, Flora C., Research of Appalachian Ghostlore. Grant funded by the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services. Grant received May 1, 1990. Grant Amount: $4,500.

Joy, Flora C., Appalachian Story Arts and Folklore: Demonstration, Exploration, Creation, and Dissemination. Grant was submitted to the National Endowment for the Arts for 1991 for $90,000. Was not funded.

Joy, Flora C., Teaching History Through Storytelling. Instructional Development Grant from the Tennessee Board of Regents for $800.00. Funded in 1995. With Elizabeth Ralston and others.

Joy, Flora C. and others, Storytelling and Specific Curricular Skills for Elementary and Middle Schools (Block Stories for morning bus hall time for students at Jonesborough Elementary and Jonesborough Middle Schools). Instructional Development Grant solicited from Goals 2000: Educate America Act. $7,554 requested in March, 1997. Grant was not funded.

PROPOSALS AND FEDERAL DOCUMENTS

Joy, Flora C., A Context, Input, Process, and Product Evaluation of the McNairy County Title I Reading Program, 1977. (Submitted to the State of Tennessee for consideration of refunding of Reading Program) (With John M. Peters)

Joy, Flora C., The Louisiana ESEA III Communication Skills Project Evaluation Report, 1974. (Validation report submitted for consideration of Federal refunding of project) (With Douglas Norman and others)

Joy, Flora C., Upper Cumberland Cooperative Reading System, 1974. (Title III Proposal for diffusion of the Wisconsin Design for Reading Skill Development Through a 13-County Educational Cooperative. Funded for three years. Total grant was approximately $330,000.) (With Douglas Norman and others)

Joy, Flora C., A Prologue to Better Teaching of Reading, Final evaluation report of Upper Cumberland Reading Project, ESEA III, 1971-74. (With Ralph R. Balyeat and Douglas Norman)

Joy, Flora C., Upper Cumberland Reading Project, 1970. (Title III Proposal for an innovative approach to teaching reading to disadvantaged children in thirteen counties in Tennessee. Funded for three years. Total grant was approximately $481,000.) (With Douglas Norman and others)


PUBLISHED REVIEWS

(Dr. Joy has published reviews of the storytelling resources listed below.)

2012
American Alligator Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Nibbling Mouse Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Folkmanis Little Puppets

2011
Grimm's Grimmest: The Darker Side of Fairy Tales (CD by Judith Heineman)
Vampire Santa (CD by Bil Lepp)
Stories to Light Our Way: Journey to the World of Good (CD by Ralph Singh)
But Why? Stories, Music and Songs (CD by Kirk Waller)
Green Golly and Her Golden Flute (CD by Keith Torgan)
A Tangle of Tales (CD by Simon Brooks)
Eastern Chipmunk Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Bear Cub (in Tree) Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Bow Tie Penguin Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Portuguese Water Dog Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Lion Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Blimey Pirate Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Gray Wolf Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Lobster Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Folkmanis Finger Puppets (Puppets by Folkmanis)
FolkMonsters Puppets (Puppets by Folkmanis)

2010
The Magic Orange Tree and Other Haitian Folktales (CD by Diane Wolkstein)
Once Upon the Hudson (CD by Jonathan Kruk)
Story Time with Santa (CD by Mike Mann)
The Tortoise and the Hare (CD by Maestro Classics)
Bear's Tail and Other Animal Tales (CD by Cindy Rivka)
Chicken Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Baby Chimpanzee Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Hermit Crab Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Sitting Polar Bear Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)

2009
The King of Little Things (CD by Bil Lepp)
Tell Me a Story 3: Women of Wonder (CD by Amy Friedman)
More Second-Hand Tales (Audiobook by Macmillan)
Tikki Tikki Tembo (Audiobook performed by Jim Dale)
James Herriot's Treasure for Children (Audiobook performed by Jim Dale)
Lincoln: A Photobiography (Audiobook by Russell Freedman)
American Heroes #3 (CD by Jonathan Sprout)
Barkface & Rootnose and Other Fables (CD by Jonathan Kruk)
Animal Tales: Raccoon, Bear, and Coyote (CD by Plain Tales)
The Gingerbread Boy and Other First Tales (CD by Tavia Gilbert)
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow (Audiobook delivered by Jonathan Kruk)
The Reluctant Dragon (Audiobook by Plain Tales)
Black Bear Cub Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Ferret Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Pack Rat Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Frong Prince Reversible Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)

2008
Donald Davis Live from Fearrington Village (CD by Donald Davis)
Women of Vision (CD by Susan Danoff)
The Moon Princess (Storycard Theater by Hazuki Kataoka and David Battino)
Gather (CD by Susan Reed)
U Tell a Tale: Stories Told Through-U (CD by Kevin Strauss)
Tonweya and the Eagles (CD by Big Joe)
The Cat with No Name (Storycard Theater by Hazuki Kataoka and David Battino)
Quack, Gabble, Squawk, and Other Animal Tales (CD by Kirk Waller)
Rabbit Ears Treasury of Holiday Stories, Vol. One (Audiobook)
Tell Me a Story 2: Animal Magic (Audiobook by Friedman & Danziger)
Rabbit Ears Treasury of Christmas Stories (Audiobook)

2007
The Legend of the Quetzal - Tales and Tunes of Latin America (CD by Sue Young)
Wolves: Folk Stories Featuring Our Best Friend's Wild Cousin (CD by Tim Jennings)
Whickety Whack - Brer Rabbit Is Back (CD by Diane Ferlatte)
Lighting the Way Home: Stories of Lighthouses and Their Keepers (CD by Kate Dudding)
By the River: Women's Voices in Jewish Stories (CD by Randy Armstrong)
Dreaming Tall: Stories for Growing Girls (CD by Stephanie Beneteau)
Music Tales (Audiobook by Musicians Out of the Box)
Troubling Trouble (CD by Donna Washington)

2006
It’s All in the Telling (CD by Karen Abercrombie)
Penny for Your Thoughts (CD by Diane Ferlatte)
Sisters All...and One Troll (CD by Mary Hamilton)
The Teacher in the Patriotic Bathing Suit (CD by Bil Lepp)
The Summer of Treason (CD by Syd Lieverman)
Juanita the Spanish Lobster (CD by Magic Maestro Music)
The Velveteen Rabbit (CD by Kathryn Popham)
Romeo and Juliet (CD by Jim Weiss)
Brer Fox Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Brer Rabbit Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Brer Bear Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Peacock Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Swan Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Harbor Seal Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Flamingo Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)

2005
Buzz Buzz Once There Was (CD by Len Cabral)
TIMagination (CD by Tim Hartman)
What Was Civil About That War (CD by Megan Hicks)
Far Away and Close to Home: Magical and Mystical Tales from Around the World (CD by Michael Katz)
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (CD by Erin Lassiter)
The Probably Untrue Story of Mary (Who) Had a Little Lamb (CD by Micah Levy)
Baby Hawk Learns to Fly (CD by Bobby Norfolk)
Second Chance Christmas: A Symphonic Story (CD by Ric Rietz)
The Sword and the Rose (CD by Donna Washington)
Brown Tabby Cat Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Gorilla Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Sequoia Tree Wildlife Play Set (Puppet Set by Folkmanis)

2004
The Harper and the King: The Story of Young David (CD by Odds Bodkin)
The Pooka and the Fiddler & Happy as Larry (CD by Mick Bolger)
Cello Tales: The Melding of Music, Myth & Memories (CD by Lenny Del Seamonds)
Knick Knack Paddy Whack 2 (CD by Diane Ferlatte)
Common Sense...and Uncommon Fun! (CD by Linda Gorham)
Love You Forever – The Best of Robert Munsch (CD by Robert Munsch)
Troubadour’s Tales – A Collection of Short Stories About Kindness (CD by NAHEE)
Scary Stories From Around the World (CD by Sara Ransom)
The View From Here: New York State Stories (CD by The Storycrafters)
Fun, Foolery, and Folktales (CD by Donna Washington)
A Little Shiver (CD by Donna Washington)
The Story of the Grail (CD by Liz Warren)
Pirate Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Small Witch Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Cobra in Basket Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)
Mouse with Vest Puppet (Puppet by Folkmanis)

2002
Lights and Laughter (CD by Joel ben Izzy)
The World Is a Storyteller’s Village (Audiotape by Milbre Burch)
Unanana and the Elephant...Stories and Songs (CD by Regi Carpenter)
One Righteous Man: The Story of Raoul (CD by Syd Lieberman)

2001
The Tricky Caterpillar and Other Tales (Audiotape by LuAnn Adams)
Blooming...Stories for Girls to Grown On (CD by Judith Black)
Little Proto and the Volcano’s Fire (CD by Odds Bodkin)
Aesop: Alive and Well (Diane Ferlatte)
Shake Your “Tale” Feathers (CD by Sadarri Saskill)
Shanta, The Legend of Lajadjie (CD by Shanta)
Spy! The Story of Civil War Spy Elizabeth Van Lew (CD by Lynn Ruehlmann)


ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES/PRESENTATIONS

Note: The activities in this section do NOT overlap with the previous Research and Publications sections. [After Flora’s retirement, a super-conscientious effort has not been made to include each and every presentation made—just a few....]

December, 2008 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Storyteller for “St. Nick Night” for the town of Jonesborough. Topic: The Fumblebuster, A Brazilian "Cat and Mouse" story.

December, 2008 (East Tennessee) Featured guest on "Daytime Tri-Cities," a program on WJHL TV, a CBS Affiliate. Topic: Christmas Stories To Be Shared in the Family.

April, 2008 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Storyteller for “Family Night” at Woodland School. Topic: Stories YOU Can Tell at Home for Fun and Enjoyment (Five sessions—with Henry Joy)

December, 2007 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Storyteller for “St. Nick Night” for the town of Jonesborough. Topic: Green Elves, “S” Elf, and Santa’s Surprises.

November, 2006 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Storyteller for “St. Nick Night” for the town of Jonesborough. Topic: Christmas Flavors.

June, 2006 (Youngstown, Ohio) Speaker for Pre-Service session for teachers, librarians, and storytellers in the Youngstown area. Topic: State Standards: Stories, Books, and Activities (Two days)

2006 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

November, 2005 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Storyteller for “St. Nick Night” for the town of Jonesborough. Topic: Participatory Christmas Stories.

September, 2005 (Gainesville, Florida) Guest Storyteller for the “Youthful Tellers Story Concert,” sponsored by the Florida Storytelling Association, the Santa Fe Community College, and the Gainesville Story Group, Gainesville, Florida (One session)

June, 2005 (Youngstown, Ohio) Speaker for Pre-Service session for teachers, librarians, and storytellers in the Youngstown area. Topic: Achieving State Standards through Storytelling Fun—Part 3 (Two days)

May, 2005 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for Asbury Center Monday Review. Topic: The Art of Storytelling (One session)

2005 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

September, 2004 (Kingsport, Tennessee) “Kick-Off Speaker” for FIRST BOOK of Greater Kingsport. Topic: The Importance of Early Reading (One session)

June, 2004 (Youngstown, Ohio) Speaker for Pre-Service session for teachers, librarians, and storytellers in the Youngstown area. Topic: Achieving State Standards through Storytelling Fun—Part 2 (Two days)

April, 2004 (East Tennessee State University) Guest speaker for Roan Scholars Training Sessions. Topic: Improving Your Oral Communication Skills by Eliminating Common Grammatical Mistakes (One session)

2004 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

August, 2003 (Youngstown, Ohio) Speaker for Pre-Service session for teachers, librarians, and storytellers in the Youngstown area. Topic: Achieving State Standards through Storytelling Fun (Two days)

2003 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

2003 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: Adding Storytelling Clothes to Dry Bones, Enormous Blue Skipping Boots: The Art of the Comic Tale, The Door to Imagination: Awakening Your Storyteller’s Muse (12 days)

August, 2003 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Odds Bodkin, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

August, 2003 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Willy Claflin, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

August, 2003 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Donald Davis, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

Summer, 2003 (NSN) Served on the Search Committee for Executive Director for the National Storytelling Network.

August, 2002 (Dollywood) Served as a consultant to the “Tell Me a Story... A Dollywood Story” Project for Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

2002 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: Thinking Like a Storyteller, The CRAFT of Storytelling, What Haunts Us?—The Specter of the Difficult Story (12 days)

July, 2002 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Loren Niemi, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 2002 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Laura Simms, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

June, 2002 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Jay O’Callahan, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

2002 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

May, 2002 (Youngstown, Ohio) Speaker for In-Service session for public and school librarians in the Youngstown and Mahoning County. Topic: Enhancing Academics through Storytelling (One session)

May, 2002 (Youngstown, Ohio) Speaker for In-Service session for librarians in the Youngstown City Schools. Topic: Enhancing Academics through Storytelling (One session)

May, 2002 (Youngstown, Ohio) Speaker for In-Service session for teachers in the Youngstown City Schools. Topic: Enhancing Academics through Story Lessons (One session)

November, 2001 (Greeneville, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for the Greeneville Tellabration 2001!

2001 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: How To Prepare Ready-To-Tell-Tales, The BUSINESS of Storytelling, Using Stories in CLASSROOMS (12 days)

August, 2001 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Bobby and Sherry Norfolk, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

August, 2001 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Nancy Kavanaugh, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes

July, 2001 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Bill Mooney, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

March, 2001 (Morristown, Tennessee) Guest Speaker for students at Fairview-Marguerite School. Topic: Stories for Fun and Entertainment.

2001 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

December, 2000 (ETSU) Dinner Speaker for the Bell South Meeting held at the Millennium Park Center Ballroom. Topic: Stories for Educational Curriculum Support.

July, 2000 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with David Novak, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 2000 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Susan Klein, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 2000 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Roger Petersen, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

2000 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: Telling Humorous Stories Is Serious Business, Courageous Journey: Story and Self, The Telling Experience: Making Discoveries in the Act of Telling (12 days)

2000 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

March, 2000 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of the Fifth Annual National Storytelling Youth Olympics, including a full day of concerts in the area public schools and a final contest held on the campus of East Tennessee State University.

December, 1999 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for All Sixth-Grade Teams at Indian Trail Middle School. Topic: Storytelling at Christmas. (With Henry Joy) (Three sessions)

November, 1999 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Tellabration 99! for the East Tennessee State University campus.

October, 1999 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Eleventh Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Ten performances drew approximately eight thousand attendees.

October, 1999 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Assisted with organizing, training, and supervising all service volunteers for the Twenty-Sixth Annual national Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

October, 1999 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Assisted in organizing the special segment of the Twenty-Sixth Annual National Storytelling Festival entitled “Youthful Voices.”

1999 (ETSU) Served as Faculty Sponsor for the Campus Organization: The Tale-Tellers of ETSU. This group consists of currently enrolled Storytelling Majors, and it offers a variety of storytelling programs free to ETSU students.

1999 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU COE Promotion and Tenure Committee

1999 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/ Junior High Classrooms.

1999 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

1999 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: Taming the Story Beast: The Lone Ranger, Darth Vader, and Goldilocks to the Rescue; Story Learning, Story Shaping; Between the Inspiration and the Finished Product Lie 10,000 Nuts and Bolts (12 days)

July, 1999 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Syd Lieberman, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1999 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Mary Hamilton, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1999 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Kendall Haven, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

May, 1999 (Morristown, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service session for teachers in Whitesburg Elementary and John Hay Elementary Schools. Topic: Developing Oral Communication Skills in Elementary School. (Two sessions)

May, 1999 (ETSU) Served as “Distinguished Faculty Marshal” at the Spring Graduation ceremonies at East Tennessee State University.

April, 1999 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of the Fourth Annual National Storytelling youth Olympics, the final contest of which was held on the campus of East Tennessee State University.

December, 1998 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for All Sixth-Grade Teams at Indian Trail Middle School. Topic: Storytelling at Christmas. (With Henry Joy) (Three sessions)

December, 1998 (ETSU) Served as “Distinguished Faculty Marshal” at the Fall Graduation ceremonies at East Tennessee State University.

November, 1998 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Tellabration 98! for the East Tennessee State University campus.

November, 1998 (Morristown, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service session for all teachers at Meadowview Middle School, Morristown. Topic: Teaching Comprehension Skills to Middle-School Students (One session)

October, 1998 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Tenth Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Ten performances drew approximately eight thousand attendees.

October, 1998 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Assisted with organizing, training, and supervising all service volunteers for the Twenty-Sixth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

October, 1998 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Assisted in organizing the special segment of the Twenty-Sixth Annual National Storytelling Festival entitled “Youthful Voices.”

September, 1998 (ETSU—Kingsport Center) Guest Speaker for Basic Storytelling Classes. Topic: Storytelling and Academic Connections. (One session)

1998 (ETSU) Served as Faculty Sponsor for the Campus Organization: The Tale-Tellers of ETSU. This group consists of currently enrolled Storytelling Majors, and it offers a variety of storytelling programs free to ETSU students.

1998 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU COE Portfolio Committee

1998 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU COE Promotion and Tenure Committee

1998 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1998 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

July, 1998 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Rex Ellis, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1998 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Barbara McBride-Smith, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1998 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Ed Stivender, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

1998 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: ‘Twixt Schmaltz and Schtick...Lies the Schlep; Taking Humor Seriously: Contemporary Comedy and Pathos in Ancient Tales; Artifacts, History, and Story (12 days)

April, 1998 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of the Third Annual National Storytelling Youth Olympics, the final contest of which was held on the campus of East Tennessee State University.

March, 1998 (Abingdon, Virginia) Organizer and Director of ETSU Storytelling Night at Barter, a concert at Barter Theater performed by selected ETSU Storytelling Majors and Graduates.

March, 1998 (Hampton, Tennessee) Presenter for In-Service Training Session for selected teachers in the Carter County School System. Topic: Materials for Teaching Language Arts. (One session)

February, 1998 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Voices from the Past: A Unique Night of Storytelling with Dolly Madison and Mark Twain, a concert by Marvin Cole and Denee Mattioli for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the Taletellers of ETSU.

December, 1997 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for All Sixth-Grade Teams at Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Storytelling at Christmas. (With Henry Joy) (Two sessions)

November, 1997 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Tellabration 97! for the East Tennessee State University campus.

November, 1997 (ETSU) Guest Speaker for the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, ETSU Chapter 112. Topic: ETSU Storytelling Programs and Functions. (With Jim Kevin) (One session)

October, 1997 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Ninth Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Nine performances drew several thousand attendees.

October, 1997 (Multi-State area) Served as Guest Interviewee about the Ninth Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest. Stations WXBQ, WAEZ, and WGRV. (Three sessions)

October, 1997 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Assisted with organizing, training, and supervising all service volunteers for the Twenty-Fifth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

October, 1997 (ETSU) Guest on “ETSU Voices” WJCW 910 AM. Topic: The ETSU Storytelling Programs and Functions. (With B.J. Abraham) (One session)

September, 1997 (ETSU-Kingsport Center) Guest Speaker for Basic Storytelling Classes. Topic: Storytelling and Academic Connections. (One session)

1997 (ETSU) Served as Faculty Sponsor for the Campus Organization: The Tale-Tellers of ETSU. This group consists of currently enrolled Storytelling Majors, and it offers a variety of storytelling programs free to ETSU students.

1997 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU Department of Curriculum and Instruction Social Studies Search Committee

1997 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU COE Portfolio Committee

1997 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU COE Promotion and Tenure Committee

1997 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU COE College Recognition Committee, with additional service on the subcommittee of Student Scholarships

1997 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms

1997 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

1997 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: “Charlotte’s Web”: A Tangle of Storytelling Issues and Great Tales to Spin, Individual Coaching in Storytelling, Cultural Stories and Retellings of Traditional Material (12 days)

July, 1997 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Carmen Deedy: Growing Up Cuban, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1997 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Doug Lipman: The Soul of Hope—A Two-Act Jewish Tale for Adults, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1997 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Charlotte Blake Alston: African-American Stories, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1997 (ETSU) Organizer and Director-Trainer of the Summer Ghost Stories Concert held in the Amphitheater at ETSU. Sponsored by the Johnson City Press and the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling.

May, 1997 (Wide Readership Area) Served as a fact-checker for a storytelling article in Reader’s Digest in which the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling/Reading was referenced.

April, 1997 (ETSU) Presenter at the Campus Ministry Association meeting at East Tennessee State University, held at President’s home (Shelbridge). Topic: Uplifting Stories (With Henry Joy) (One session)

April, 1997 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of the Second Annual National Storytelling Youth Olympics, the final contest of which was held on the campus of East Tennessee State University.

March, 1997 (Wide Readership Area) ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling/Reading received mention in a storytelling article in Smithsonian magazine.

February, 1997 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for the Munsey Memorial Methodist Goodtimers Club, Johnson City. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

February, 1997 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Don’t Make Good Potato Salad, a concert by Dolores Hydock for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the Taletellers of ETSU.

December, 1996 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for Teams 6A-6B-6C-6D at Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Storytelling at Christmas. (With Henry Joy and Tracy Radosevic) (Two sessions)

November, 1996 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Tellabration 96! for the East Tennessee State University campus.

October, 1996 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Eighth Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Eleven performances drew several thousand attendees.

October, 1996 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Twenty-Fourth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

September, 1996 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Multicultural Storytelling with Pat Mendoza, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the Taletellers of ETSU.

August, 1996 (Rutledge, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Claiborne, Grainger, Hancock, Hawkins, and Union County School Systems. TOPICS: Reading and Language Arts Computer and Non-Computer Classroom Activities. (Two sessions)

1996-1997 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as Faculty Sponsor for the Campus Organization: The Tale-Tellers of ETSU. This group consists of currently enrolled Storytelling Majors, and it offers a variety of storytelling programs free to ETSU students.

1996-1997 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU COE College Recognition Committee

1996-1997 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1996 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for any storytelling resources published in English.

1996 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: Empowering the Imagination: The Art of the Storyteller; Bringing History to Life Through Storytelling; Emceeing, Ethics, and Artistic Issues (12 days)

July, 1996 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Elizabeth Ellis, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1996 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Rafe Martin, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1996 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Gay Ducey, a concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1996 (ETSU) Organizer and Director-Trainer of the Summer Ghost Stories Concert held in the Amphitheater at ETSU. Sponsored by the Johnson City Press and the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling.

July, 1996 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and Director of the Storytelling portion of Jonesborough’s Fifth Annual Fun Day for Children.

May, 1996 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest “Mystery Reader” for the Multi-Age classes at Mountain View Elementary School, Johnson City. (One session)

May, 1996 (Johnson City, Tennessee) After-Dinner Speaker for the Annual Teacher Day Banquet for Teachers in the Johnson City Public School System. Topic: Teachers Put the Beat in the Country. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

May, 1996 (Kingsport, Jonesborough, and Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest on WKPT’s Let’s Talk with Kathryn Willis. (One session)

May, 1996 (Maynardville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Maynardville Elementary School. Topic: Effective methods for Teaching Writing in Grades K-7. (One session)

May, 1996 (Southern Living readership) Was featured in an article in the May issue Southern Living (Tennessee Edition). Article explained the storytelling program at ETSU and provided additional quotes from selected students, faculty, and other individuals.

April, 1996 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of the National Storytelling Youth Olympics, the final contest of which was held on the campus of East Tennessee State University.

April, 1996 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for Staff Development Training Sessions for selected teachers in the Kingsport City School System. Topic: Writing Activities for the Middle School Classroom. (One session)

March, 1996 (ETSU) One sponsor for the Storytelling as Method: A Case of Love, Loss, and Chronic Illness (A free public presentation by Arthur P. Bochner and Carolyn Ellis) held on the ETSU campus.

March, 1996 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for Staff Development Training Sessions for selected teachers in the Kingsport City School System. Topic: Writing Activities for the Elementary Classroom. (One session)

February, 1996 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for Staff Development Training Sessions for selected teachers in the Kingsport City School System. Topic: Writing Activities for Grades K-2. (One session)

January, 1996 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Faculty Sponsor for the “Jan” Project, a special travel project occurring only during the month of January for students of other institutions seeking varied training not offered at their home site.

December, 1995 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for Teams 6A-6B-6C-6D at Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Storytelling at Christmas. (With Henry Joy) (Two sessions)

November, 1995 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Guest Speaker for National Children’s Book Week held at Lamar Elementary/Middle School in Jonesborough. Topic: Readers are Leaders. (One session)

October, 1995 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Seventh Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Ten performances drew several thousand attendees.

October, 1995 (Texas) Featured as a portion of a 30-minute storytelling television news special on KDFW-TV, aired across the state of Texas, October 9-10, 1995.

October, 1995 (ETSU) Speaker for ETSU’s COE’s Interdisciplinary Seminar. Topic: Storytelling and Life’s Applications (With Tracy Radosevic and Jim Kevin) (One session)

October, 1995 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Twenty-Third Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

September, 1995 (East Tennessee) Participant in the 1995 Regional Authors Festival, sponsored by Generations.

September, 1995 (East Tennessee area) Speaker for Boone Tree Library Association. Topic: Storytelling and Library Skills (One session)

1995-1996 (ETSU) Served as a member of the College of Education Promotion and Tenure Committee

1995-1996 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as Faculty Sponsor for the Campus Organization: The Tale-Tellers of ETSU. This group consists of currently enrolled Storytelling Majors, and it offers a variety of storytelling programs free to ETSU students.

1995-1996 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU COE College Recognition Committee

1995-1996 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU Oral Communication Committee 1995-1996 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU Basler Chair Committee

1995-1996 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1995 (English-Speaking Countries) Organized and produced the Storytelling World Awards for English-Speaking Countries.

1995 (ETSU) Provided material and planning for the cover of the ETSU Directory.

1995 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: Revisiting Traditional Folktales, Achieving Vocal Versatility, Rolling with the Punches in Storytelling (12 days)

July, 1995 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Dan Keding, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1995 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Roger Petersen, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1995 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Jackie Torrence, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

Summer, 1995 (East Tennessee area) Organizer and four area civic club programs on the topic of storytelling.

July, 1995 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and Director of the Storytelling portion of Jonesborough’s Fourth Annual Fun Day for Children.

July, 1995 (ETSU) Organizer and Director-Trainer of the Summer Ghost Stories Concert held in the Amphitheater at ETSU. Sponsored by the Johnson City Press and the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling.

June, 1995 (Johnson City, Tennessee) After-Dinner entertainment for retirement dinner for selected retirees from the Johnson City Public Schools. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

April, 1995 (ETSU) Organizer of Storytelling with Batt Burns, [Storyteller from Ireland] part of the College of Education Distinguished Lecture Series.

April, 1995 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Guest Reader for Fourth-Grade Students at Happy Valley Elementary School. Topic: Fun with Storytelling. (One session)

March, 1995 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Presenter for the Multi-Age Classes at Keystone Elementary School. Topic: Stories: Spooky and Sparkling. (One session)

February, 1995 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Organizer and Director for a Multicultural Storytelling Program for Woodland Elementary School. Topic: Storytelling from the Black Heritage.

February, 1995 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Organizer and Director for a Multicultural Storytelling Program for the entire Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Storytelling from the Black Heritage.

February, 1995 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling from the Black Heritage, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling. With Storyteller Jocelyn Dabney.

December, 1994 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Organizer, Director, and a Presenter for Storytelling at Christmas Time, a free concert sponsored by the Johnson City Press. Held at the Magic Moments Wedding Chapel. (One session)

December, 1994 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for Teams 6A-6B-6C-6D at Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Storytelling at Christmas. (With Henry Joy) (2 sessions)

December, 1994 (ETSU-Board of Regents) Organizer of the entertainment for the spouses of the members of the Tennessee Board of Regents during their meetings on Friday, December 9, 1994, at the home of Dr. Roy Nicks.

November, 1994 (Upper East Tennessee area) Organizer of ETSU Storytelling display for the Johnson City Arts Council Eighth Annual Arts in Education Conference.

November, 1994 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Guest Speaker for National Children’s Book Week held at Lamar Elementary/Middle School in Jonesborough. Topic: Readers are Leaders. (One session)

November, 1994 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer of complete Tellabration 94! for the upper East Tennessee area.

October, 1994 (Upper East Tennessee area) Guest personality on the Tim Cable Show. Aired as a 30-minute program on WJHL-TV several times during the National Storytelling Festival. (One session) (With Doc McConnell and Jimmy Neil Smith)

October, 1994 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Twenty-Second Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

October, 1994 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Sixth Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Ten performances drew several thousand attendees.

September, 1994 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service session for all teachers at East Side Elementary School, Elizabethton. Topic: What Whole Language Means in Today’s Classroom (One session)

1994-1995 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1994-1995 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU Oral Communication Committee

1994-1995 (ETSU) Served on the ETSU Basler Chair Committee

1994-95 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as Faculty Sponsor for the Campus Organization: The Tale-Tellers of ETSU. This group consists of currently enrolled Storytelling Majors, and it offers a variety of storytelling programs free to ETSU students.

1994-1995 (ETSU) Served as a member of the College of Education Promotion and Tenure Committee

1994 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: Telling Life Stories, Physically Illustrating Your Story, Performance Storytelling (12 days)

July, 1994 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Donald Davis, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1994 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Jackson Gillman, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1994 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Connie Regan-Blake and Barbara Freeman, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1994 (ETSU) Organizer and Director-Trainer of the Summer Ghost Stories Concert held in the Amphitheater at ETSU. Sponsored by the Johnson City Press and the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling.

July, 1994 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and Director of the Storytelling portion of Jonesborough’s Fourth Annual Fun Day for Children.

July, 1994 (ETSU) Personal sponsor for Guest Performer Jeff Miller (St. Louis, Missouri) for the summer Advanced Storytelling classes.

Summer, 1994 (East Tennessee area) Organizer and eight area civic club programs on the topic of storytelling.

Spring/Summer, 1994 (Johnson City area) Personally sponsored an area Little League Team. (It won the state championship, by the way)

June, 1994 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and Director of the Storytelling program for the American and Canadian Operators of AAA. Held on June 17, 1994, at Tipton Haynes. With Roger Petersen. Contact Person: Brenda Whitson (Area Chamber of Commerce).

1994 (Upper East Tennessee area) Served as a ‘blind editor’ for the book In the Shadow of Old Smoky: Tales of the Mountains and Their Peoples, by C. Hodge Mathes (published by Panther Press). Also wrote the book jacket blurb description.

May, 1994 (Upper East Tennessee area) Was guest on a 30-minute broadcast for the program Community Spotlight, aired

May 8, 1994, 6:30-7:00 and 7:00-7:30 on WKIN, WQUT, and WKOS. Topic: The Impact of Storytelling in Personal and Community Life.

April, 1994 (ETSU) Served as a hostess for the Taste of Wellness on April 8, 1994, in the ETSU Culp Center Ballroom.

April, 1994 (Upper East Tennessee area) Organizer of judges for the Middle School Forensics contest. Trained all judges and also served as a judge. Held at University High.

February, 1994 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling from the Black Heritage, a free concert for ETSU students with small charge to the general public, sponsored by the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling. With Storyteller Adora Dupree.

December, 1993 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for Teams 6A-6B-6C-6D at Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Storytelling at Christmas. (With Henry Joy) (Two sessions)

November, 1993 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for Books Across America Week and National Author’s Day for the entire faculty, staff, and students of Keystone School, Johnson City. Topic: The Magic of Storytelling. (One session)

November, 1993 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and Director of complete Tellabration 93! for the Jonesborough site.

October, 1993 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Twenty-First Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

October, 1993 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Fifth Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Ten performances drew several thousand attendees.

1993-1994 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1993-94 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as Faculty Sponsor for the Campus Organization: The Tale-Tellers of ETSU. This group consists of currently enrolled Storytelling Majors, and it offers a variety of storytelling programs free to ETSU students.

1993 (State of Tennessee) Served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Association for Middle Schools (TAMS).

1993-1994 (ETSU) Served as a member of the ETSU College of Education Promotion and Tenure Committee.

1993 (ETSU) Served as faculty advisor for a series of on-the-road Public School Programs entitled Lizards and Legends performed by selected majors in the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling. Shows were performed in the late spring in the area middle schools and high schools.

1993 (ETSU) Featured in the new ETSU Orientation Video Presentation, shown at events such as the orientation sessions for ETSU’s new 1993 arrivals and their families.

July, 1993 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and Director of the Storytelling portion of Jonesborough’s Second Annual Fun Day for Children.

1993 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: True Life Stories, Storytelling Vitality, The Storyteller’s Art (12 days)

July, 1993 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with David Holt, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1993 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Diane Ferlatte, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1993 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Heather Forest, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

May, 1993 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for Teams 6A-6B at Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Storytelling for Relaxation. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

April, 1993 (ETSU) Organized and directed Lizards and Legends: An Evening of Storytelling, a free public performance held on the ETSU campus and sponsored by the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling. Performed by selected majors in this program.

March, 1993 (Wilkesboro, North Carolina) Speaker for In-Service session for all teachers at Wilkesboro Elementary School, Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Topic: Storytelling and Whole Language (One session)

March, 1993 (Wilkesboro, North Carolina) Guest Storyteller for all students at Wilkesboro Elementary School, Wilkesboro. (Four sessions)

March, 1993 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for selected students at Fountain City Elementary School, Knoxville. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

November, 1992 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and Director of complete Tellabration 92! for the Jonesborough site.

October, 1992 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Twentieth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

October, 1992 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Fourth Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Ten performances drew several thousand attendees.

October, 1992 (Erwin, Tennessee) Special guest performer for the Unicoi County High School Halloween Storyfest—a public performance sponsored by the UCHS Drama Department. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

September, 1992 (Spindale, North Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Grades 5-8 teachers in the Rutherford County Public School District. Topics: Teaching the Mechanical Composition Skills to Reluctant Writers. (Two sessions)

August, 1992 (Dayton, Tennessee) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for Grades K-8 teachers in the Rhea County Public School District. Topics: Incorporating Storytelling into the Academic Curriculum and How Parents Can Use Storytelling to Assist with the Academics. (Two sessions)

1992-93 Academic School Year (National Storytelling Association) Served as a member of the Resource Review Committee for the National Storytelling Association.

1992-93 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as Faculty Sponsor for the Campus Organization: The Tale-Tellers of ETSU. This group consists of currently enrolled Storytelling Majors, and it offers storytelling programs free to ETSU students.

1992-1993 (State of Tennessee) Served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Association for Middle Schools (TAMS).

1992-1993 (ETSU) Served as a member of the College of Education Promotion and Tenure Committee.

1992-1993 (ETSU) Served as a member of the College of Education New Doctoral Studies Committee.

1992-1993 (ETSU) Served as faculty advisor for a series of Public School Programs entitled Lizards and Legends performed by majors in the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling.

July, 1992 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and Director of the Storytelling portion of Jonesborough’s Second Annual Fun Day for Children.

1992-1993 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine, Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1992 (ETSU) Served as the Organizer, Sponsor, and Faculty Coordinator for the International Storytelling Institutes. Topics: Becoming a Spectacular Storyteller, Stories on a Shoestring—and Other Objects, Telling Stories to Children (12 days)

July, 1992 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Ed Stivender, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1992 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with David Novak, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

July, 1992 (ETSU) Organizer and Director of Storytelling with Judith Black, a free concert for ETSU and the general public, sponsored by the International Storytelling Institutes.

May, 1992 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Provided demonstration of Whole Language Reading Lesson at Liberty Bell Middle School. (One session)

April, 1992 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest performer for the Celebrity Reading, sponsored by Friends of the Library for National Library Week. Topic: The Judge by Harve Zemach (With Henry Joy) (One session)

April, 1992 (ETSU) Organized and directed An Evening of Storytelling, a free public performance held on the ETSU campus and sponsored by the ETSU Master’s Degree Program in Storytelling.

February, 1992 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Provided demonstration of Whole Language Reading Lesson to Teachers at Liberty Bell Middle School. (One session)

December, 1991 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Provided demonstration of Whole Language Reading Lesson to Teachers at Liberty Bell Middle School. (One session)

December, 1991 (ETSU) Guest lecturer for Graduate Seminar for English majors at ETSU. Topic: Storytelling and the English Language Correlations. (One session)

November, 1991 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer of complete Tellabration 91! for the Jonesborough site.

November, 1991 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Provided demonstration of Whole Language Reading Lesson to Teachers at Liberty Bell Middle School. (One session)

October, 1991 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Nineteenth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

October, 1991 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Third Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Five performances drew several thousand attendees.

October, 1991 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Performer for Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Special Stories for Halloween. (Two sessions)

1991-1992 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine, Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1991-92 Academic School Year (National) Served as a member of the Resource Review Committee for the National Storytelling Association.

1991-92 Academic School Year (ETSU) Initiated, organized, and served as Faculty Sponsor for a new Campus Organization: The Tale-Tellers of ETSU. This group consists of currently enrolled Storytelling Majors and offers storytelling programs free to ETSU students.

1991-1992 (State of Tennessee) Served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Association for Middle Schools (TAMS).

1991-1992 (ETSU/NAPPS) Served as the ETSU Liaison for NAPPS and ETSU to coordinate the university credit for the NAPPS Institutes.

1991-1992 (ETSU) Served as a member of the College of Education Promotion and Tenure Committee.

July, 1991 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and Director of the Storytelling portion of Jonesborough’s First Annual Fun Day for Children.

May/June, 1991 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organizer and volunteer workers for National Storytelling Theater’s An American Mosaic.

May, 1991 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Performer for the Storytelling Event of the Johnson City Springfest Fun Day for Kids. (One session)

April, 1991 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Speaker for the Johnson City/Washington County Chamber of Commerce Breakfast. (One session)

December, 1990 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Judge for the Annual Monday Club Poetry Contest for St. Mary’s School.

November, 1990 (Alcoa, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Alcoa School System. Topics: Whole Language Philosophy and Techniques and Teaching Comprehension Skills Creatively. (Two sessions)

October, 1990 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Eighteenth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

October, 1990 (ETSU) Organized and directed the Second Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest-a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program. Five performances drew several thousand attendees.

October, 1990 (ETSU) Guest Storyteller for The World on Stage: Alumni in the Arts—Storytelling. A special program for ETSU Homecoming, 1990. (One session)

October, 1990 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Performer for Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Special Stories for Halloween. (One session)

September, 1990 (ETSU) Guest Lecturer for the series The Role of the Professor in the Modern University. Sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Humanities. (One session)

1990-1991 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine, Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1990-91 Academic School Year (National) Served as a member of the Resource Review Committee for the National Storytelling Association.

1990-1991 (State of Tennessee) Served as a member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Association for Middle Schools (TAMS).

1990-1991 (ETSU/NAPPS) Served as the ETSU Liaison for NAPPS and ETSU to coordinate the university credit for the NAPPS Institutes.

1990-1991 (ETSU) Served as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services (CASS).

1990-1991 (ETSU) Served as a member of the College of Education Promotion and Tenure Committee.

1990-1991 (ETSU) Served as a member of the Faculty Search Committee for the Department of Human Growth and Development.

April, 1990 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for selected students at King Springs School. Topic: Stories to Keep You Awake. (1 session)

March, 1989 (Raleigh, North Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in the Raleigh area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

April, 1990 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest personality for WQUT’s Community Spotlight with Nancy Ensor, aired on April 22, 1990. Topic: The Impact of Storytelling on Your Daily Life. (One session)

Winter, 1990 Served as a consultant for a videotaping project for the Notre Dame Law School. John Kouris, Director; John Mooy, Major Speaker.

January, 1990 (Newton, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for K-3 teachers in the Jasper County Unit # 1 School District. Topic: Incorporating Whole Language Concepts in the Primary Grades. (Four sessions)

January, 1990 (Olney, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the East Richland Public Schools. Topics: Clever Ways to Teach Phonics Skills, and Teaching Comprehension Skills Creatively. (Two sessions)

January, 1990 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for First through Fourth Grades at Stratton Elementary School. Topic: Stories YOU Can Tell to Others. (One session)

December, 1989 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Organizer and performer for the weekly Parks Belk Christmas Story Hour Gatherings. Organized the ETSU Storytellers for sessions every Sunday afternoon in December. Topic: Christmas Family Stories. (One performance session)

October, 1989 (Tri-Cities, Tennessee) Guest speaker at the Tri-Cities Rotary Club. Topic: A Storytelling Festival Review. (One session)

October, 1989 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest speaker at the Metro-Kiwanis Club. Topic: Area Storytelling Festivities. (One session)

October, 1989 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest entertainer at the Princeton Arts Center. Topic: Spooky Stories. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

October, 1989 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for Sixth-Grade Classes at Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Chilling Tales. (With Henry Joy) (Two sessions)

October, 1989 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Seventeenth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

October, 1989 (ETSU) Organized and directed the First Annual ETSU Halloween Storyfest—a public performance by the enrollees of ETSU’s Storytelling Master’s Degree Program.

September, 1989 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest speaker for the East Tennessee Christian Singles. Topic: Stories for Pleasure and Fun. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

September, 1989 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest speaker for the Johnson City Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society. Topic: Storytelling and the Language Arts Curriculum. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

September, 1989 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest speaker at the Johnson City Book Club. Topic: A Review: Homespun-Tales from America’s Favorite Storytellers. (One session)

1989-1990 Academic School Year (State of Tennessee) Served as the state president of the Tennessee Association of the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling.

1989-1990 Academic School Year (State of Tennessee) Served as editor of The Tennessee Storytelling Journal sponsored by the Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling.

1989-1990 (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine, Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1989-90 Academic School Year (National Storytelling Association) Served as a member of the Resource Review Committee for the National Storytelling Association.

1989-1990 (ETSU) Served as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services (CASS).

1989-1990 (ETSU) Served as a member of the College of Education Promotion and Tenure Committee.

1989-1990 (East Tennessee Region) Organizer and Director of RAPPS (the Regional Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling).

July, 1989 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Guest performer for the Elizabethton Public Library Summer Reading Program. Topic: Cool Cats and Hot Books. (With Debbie Rauch) (One session)

July, 1989 (ETSU) Guest speaker at the ETSU-IRA Twenty-Second Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop. Topic: The Magic Shufflepoof—A Story for Academic Skill Development. (One session)

June, 1989 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Performers for the Bazaar of the Cherokee United Methodist Church. Topic: Stories for a Religious Environment. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

June, 1989 (Nashville, Tennessee, Broadcast) Featured guest for Channel 8 Nashville television broadcast of Cities in Tennessee: Jonesborough. (Was the storytelling representative for the program’s portion of Jonesborough’s role in storytelling. Filmed in Jonesborough.) (One session)

May, 1989 (Mountain City, Tennessee) Speaker for the Presidential Academic Fitness Awards Ceremony for the Johnson County Schools. Topic: Stories of Academic Backgrounds of Johnson County Leaders. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

May, 1989 (Australia via live telecast on Milligan College Campus) Guest Performer for Turn Round Australia: Storytelling in America, telecast live on Station 2GB, an Australia-Wide Network, Gordon Moyes, Host. (One session)

May, 1989 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Guest Speaker for Christian Fellowship of Singles, East Tennessee Area. Topic: Stories for Motivation and Enjoyment. (With Jimmy Neil Smith) (One session)

April, 1989 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the luncheon meeting of the Johnson City Rotary Club. Topic: Storytelling: History and Example. (With Jimmy Neil Smith) (One session)

April, 1989 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Guest Performer for WUOT-92 FM (University of Tennessee Campus). Topic: Mumblypeg: A Program of Stories Told and Stories Sung. (One session)

March, 1989 (New Orleans, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in the New Orleans area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

March, 1989 (Memphis, Tennessee) Storyteller for Pass It On, a weekly storytelling program aired on Station WEVL in Memphis. Topic: Stories of Friendship. (One session)

March, 1989 (Spindale, North Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Middle-Grade Teachers in Rutherford County Schools. Topic: Creative Teaching of Language Arts Skills in the Middle School. (One session)

March, 1989 (Jacksonville, Florida) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in the Jacksonville area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

March, 1989 (Pittsfield, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers of Pike County, Illinois. Topic: Teaching Storytelling in the Primary and Middle Grades. (Two sessions)

February, 1989 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training session for all Kindergarten Teachers in the Kingsport City Schools. Topic: Stories for Academic Growth in Kindergarten. (One session)

February, 1989 (Bristol, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training session for all teachers at Anderson School, Bristol. Topic: Specific Techniques for Teaching Creative Writing. (One session)

February, 1989 (Dayton, Ohio) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in six school districts in Ohio. Topic: Language Arts Activities Students BEG To Do. (One session)

December, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Organizer and performer for the weekly Parks Belk Christmas Story Hour Gatherings. Organized the ETSU Storytellers for sessions every Sunday afternoon in December. Topic: Christmas Family Stories. (One performance session)

December, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the monthly luncheon meeting for the Johnson City Welcome Wagon Club. Topic: Stories for Home Entertainment. (One session)

November, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Entertainer for the American Meeting of the German-American Partnership (GAP) held at Science Hill High School. Topic: Geschichteerzählen. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

November, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Librarians in the Johnson City School System. Topic: Big Books and Miniature Books: What Difference Do They Make? (One session)

November, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Speaker for the Johnson City Senior Citizens Center Entertainment Program. Topic: Stories for Your Grandchildren. (One session)

November, 1988 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Speaker for the weekly Luncheon Meeting for the Jonesborough Kiwanis Club. Topic: NAPPS: History and Samples. (One session)

October, 1988 (Lincoln, Nebraska) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in the Lincoln area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

October, 1988 (Des Moines, Iowa) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in the Des Moines area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

October, 1988 (Newton, Illinois) Speaker for Newton Parent Support Conference. Topic: Pointers for Perky Parents. (One session)

October, 1988 (Newton, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Newton Teachers. Topic: Exciting Language Arts Activities. (One session)

October, 1988 (Newton, Illinois) Assembly Program Speaker for the Newton Class of 2000. Topic: Future STOCK. (One session)

October, 1988 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for all Kindergarten and First Grade Students at East Side School. Topic: Stories to Chill Your Bones. (One session)

October, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for Sixth-Grade Classes at Liberty Bell Middle School. Topic: Halloween Horror. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

October, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for entire school at King Springs Elementary School. Topic: Night Fright and Other Horrors. (With Henry Joy) (Two sessions)

October, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for the Johnson City Downtown Centennial Festival. Topic: Stories That Tickle Your Bones.

October, 1988 (ETSU) Guest Lecturer for Dr. Paul Fendt’s Adult Education Doctoral Course. Topic: Adults as Storytellers and Story Writers. (One session)

October, 1988 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Sixteenth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

August, 1988 (Newton, Illinois) Speaker for Pre-Service Training sessions for selected teachers in the Jasper County Unit #1 School District. Topics: New Vocabulary Techniques, Teaching Reading Through Magazines and Newspapers, Getting Kids Hooked on Books, New Reading Games and Activities, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Language Arts Activities, Teaching Listening Activities, Developing Language Arts Learning Centers, and New Ideas for Teaching Phonics. (Ten sessions)

August, 1988 (Robinson, Illinois) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for selected teachers in the Robinson, Illinois Public School District. Topics: Developing Learning Centers for All Grade Levels and Getting Kids Hooked on Books. (Two sessions)

August, 1988 (Greeneville, Tennessee) Speaker for the weekly luncheon of Rota-Greene (Rotary Club of Greeneville, Tennessee). Topic: History and Current Issues of the National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling. (One session)

August, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the weekly luncheon of the Johnson City Kiwanis Club. Topic: Family Stories for Educational Purposes. (One session)

1988-89 Academic School Year (State of Tennessee) Served as the state president of the Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling.

1988-89 Academic School Year (National Storytelling Association) Served as a member of the Editorial Council for the National Storytelling Journal.

1988-89 Academic School Year (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine Educational Oasis: The Magazine for Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1988-89 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Appalachian Studies and Services (CASS).

1988-89 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the College of Education Tenure Committee.

June, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for the Annual Summer Celebration at the Book Place. Topic: Family Stories for Fun and Enjoyment. (One session)

June, 1988 (ETSU) Guest speaker at the ETSU-IRA Twenty-First Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop. Topic: Innovative Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Grades. (One session)

April, 1988 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for St. Bernard Parish teachers. Topics: Creative Innovations in Primary Language Arts, Creative Innovations in Middle School Language Arts, Creative Innovations in Language Arts for Special Education, and Pertinent Pointers for Parents. (Four sessions)

April, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Middle School Teachers in the Johnson City School System. Topics: Planning and Implementing Reading Lessons in the Middle Grades and Creating Clever Comprehension Questions for Middle Graders. (Two sessions)

March, 1988 (Pittsfield, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers of Pike County, Illinois. Topic: Teaching Listening Skills to All Grades. (Two sessions)

March, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the Academics for Excellence Week at Tri-Cities Christian School. Topic: Stories to Influence Your Life. (One session)

March, 1988 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for Cabaret V, A Showcase of the Performance Arts, Sponsored by the Johnson City Arts Council. Topic: Stories for Midnight Madness. (With Henry Joy) (Two sessions)

March, 1988 (Big Stone Gap, Virginia) Assembly Program Speaker for all students at Powell Valley Primary School. Topic: ‘The Blogg Beneath the Bed’ and Other Warnings of Fright. (Two sessions)

March, 1988 (Erwin, Tennessee) After-Dinner Speaker for the Eighteenth Annual Banquet of the Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce. Topic: Stories as ‘Uppers’ (With Jimmy Neil Smith) (One session)

March, 1988 (Houston, Texas) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in the Houston area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

March, 1988 (Dallas, Texas) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in the Dallas area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

March, 1988 (Seattle, Washington) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in the Seattle area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

March, 1988 (Anchorage, Alaska) Speaker for In-Service Training session for teachers in the Anchorage area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

May, 1987 (ETSU) Served as “Macebearer” at the Spring Graduation ceremonies at East Tennessee State University.

December, 1987 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Speaker for Class at Emmanuel School of Religion. Topic: How Listening Skills of Parishioners Affect Their Comprehension of Sermons. (One session)

December, 1987 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Organizer and performer for the Parks Belk Christmas Story Hour gathering. Organized the ETSU Storytellers for 16 sessions every Sunday and Wednesday in December. Performed during two of these sessions with Henry Joy. Topic: Christmas Family Stories.

November, 1987 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Speaker for Class at Emmanuel School of Religion. Topic: The Relationship of Narrative Theology in the Ministry and Storytelling Techniques. (One session)

November, 1987 (Hawkins County, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for selected students at Carter’s Valley School, Hawkins County, Tennessee. Topic: Stories YOU Can Tell at Home. (One session)

October, 1987 (Springfield, Massachusetts) Speaker for In-Service Training sessions for teachers in the Springfield area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

October, 1987 (Manchester, New Hampshire) Speaker for In-Service Training sessions for teachers in the Manchester area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

October, 1987 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for October Meeting of the ETCS (East Tennessee Christian Singles). Topic: A Sampling of NAPPS. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

October, 1987 (Spokane, Washington) Speaker for In-Service Training sessions for teachers in the Spokane area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

October, 1987 (Baltimore, Maryland) Speaker for In-Service Training sessions for teachers in the Baltimore area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

October, 1987 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for selected third-grade students at Harold McCormick School. Topic: Stories To Scare Your Socks Off! (One session)

October, 1987 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Assembly Program Speaker for Students at King Springs School. Topic: Stories to Keep You Awake at Night. (With Henry Joy) (Two sessions)

October, 1987 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Fifteenth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

1987-88 Academic School Year (National IRA) Served as Chairman of the National Chapter of the Storytellers Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.

1987-88 Academic School Year (National Storytelling Association) Served as a member of the Editorial Council for the National Storytelling Journal.

1987-88 Academic School Year (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine, Educational Oasis: The Magazine For Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1987-88 Academic School Year (State of Tennessee) Served as State President for TAPPS (Tennessee Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling).

September, 1987 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for Series of Assembly Programs at Belle Morris School, Knoxville, Tennessee. Topic: Stories For Fun and Enjoyment. (Three sessions)

September, 1987 (ETSU) Coordinator for Family Day for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

August, 1987 (Robinson, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training sessions for teachers in the Robinson, Illinois Public School District. Topics: Teaching Phonics in the Primary Grades, Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades, Teaching Comprehension in the Intermediate Grades, Using Storytelling to Build Comprehension Skills, Using Storytelling to Build Oral Language Arts Skills, Creative Dramatics in the Primary Classroom, Creative Dramatics in the Intermediate Classroom, Teaching Listening Skills in the Primary Classroom, Teaching Listening Skills in the Intermediate Classroom, and Using Popular Magazines and Newspapers to Build Reading Skills. (Ten sessions)

August, 1987 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training sessions for teachers in the Johnson City Public Schools. Topic: Using Storytelling to Build Academic Skills. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

June, 1987 (Wichita, Kansas) Speaker for In-Service Training sessions for teachers in the Wichita Public Schools. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (Two sessions)

April, 1987 (Pittsfield, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Pittsfield area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

April, 1987 (ETSU) Banquet Speaker for the Lady Buccaneer Basketball Banquet. Topic: EnJOYment (One session)

March, 1987 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Presented an assembly program for Academics for Excellence Week for students at Tri-Cities Christian School. Topic: Story Drama with ‘The Sack of Diamonds.’ (One session)

March, 1987 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for Cabaret IV, A Showcase of the Performance Arts, Sponsored by the Johnson City Arts Council. Topic: Stories for Both the Young and Old. (With Henry Joy) (Two sessions)

March, 1987 (Robinson, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Robinson area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (Eight sessions)

March, 1987 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Pronouncer for the Carter County Annual Spelling Bee. (One session)

February, 1987 (East Tennessee Region) Presented at the awards ceremony for the regional winners of the U.S. Academic Decathlon.

February, 1987 (Stilwell, Oklahoma) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Stilwell area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

December, 1986 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for the East Tennessee Multiple Sclerosis Society. Topic: Christmas Stories as a ‘Healing Agent.’ (One session)

December, 1986 (Bristol, Tennessee) Assembly program speaker for Third-Grade students of Indian Springs Elementary School, Sullivan County, Tennessee. Topic: Christmas Language Arts. (One session)

December, 1986 (ETSU) Served as “Macebearer” at the Fall Graduation ceremonies at East Tennessee State University.

November, 1986 (Colorado Springs, Colorado) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Colorado Springs area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

November, 1986 (Salt Lake City, Utah) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Salt Lake City area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

November, 1986 (Los Angeles, California) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Los Angeles area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

November, 1986 (Honolulu, Hawaii) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Honolulu area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

October, 1986 (Assembly program speaker for Ashley Academy Tennessee Homecoming Day. Topic: Tennessee Tales. (Four sessions)

October, 1986 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Served as a volunteer for the Fourteenth Annual National Storytelling Festival.

October, 1986 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Presenter for film portion of Storyworks, a storytelling film by WAVE Media Productions, Atlanta, Georgia. Topic: Relating Storytelling to the Elementary Curriculum. (One session)

October, 1986 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest speaker for PTA Meeting at Henry Johnson School. Topic: Stories to Chill Your Innards. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

October, 1986 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest speaker for PTA Meeting at Southside School. Topic: Stories to Chill Your Innards. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

October, 1986 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Assembly program speaker for all students and faculty of West Side School, Elizabethton, Tennessee. Topic: Stories That Fry the Imagination. (One session)

October, 1986 (Charleston, West Virginia) Speaker for teachers of Raleigh County Schools, Beckley, West Virginia. Topic: Teaching Vocabulary and Comprehension Skills in Grades K-8. (One session)

October, 1986 (ETSU) Guest Storyteller for all students in the ETSU Child Study Center. Topic: Stories to Keep You Awake at Night. (One session)

October, 1986 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Organized, trained, and supervised all service volunteers for the Fourteenth Annual National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough.

September, 1986 (ETSU) Served as hostess for the ETSU Alumni Return-To-The-Classroom Day for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

September, 1986 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for The Enrichment Hour for University School, Washington County, Tennessee. Topic: Stories to Go Home and Tell. (One session)

1986-87 Academic School Year (National IRA) Served as Chairman of the National Chapter of the Storytellers Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.

1986-87 Academic School Year (National Storytelling Association) Served as a member of the Editorial Council for the National Storytelling Journal.

1986-87 Academic School Year (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the Magazine, Educational Oasis: The Magazine For Middle Grades/Junior High Classrooms.

1986-87 Academic School Year (National) Served as a member of the Storytelling Resources Review Committee for NAPPS (National Association for the Perpetuation and Preservation of Storytelling).

1986-87 Academic School Year (East Tennessee Area) Served as a volunteer classroom demonstration teacher for both public and private schools in several surrounding school systems in the East Tennessee area. Work consisted of teaching demonstration lessons in reading/language arts. Major thrusts centered around creative teaching and story analysis for language development. (Several dozen sessions)

1986-87 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the search committee for the ETSU Dean of the College of Education.

1986-87 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the East Tennessee State University Premedical Reinforcement Enrichment Program Advisory Committee.

1986-87 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the Academic Misconduct Council Standing Committee.

August, 1986 (Newton, Illinois) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for selected teachers in the Jasper County Unit # 1 School District. Topics: Teaching Reading/Language Arts Skills Without Dittos, Creating Clever Comprehension Questions, Using Storytelling to Enhance Reading and Language Arts Skills, Correlating Vocabulary and Reading Skills, Phonics Phacts and Phun, and Correlating Writing and Reading Skills. (Six sessions)

August, 1986 (Oxford, Mississippi) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the LaFayette County School System. Topic: Learning Centers and Other Excitement for Reading and Language Arts. (Three sessions)

July, 1986 (Caribbean Islands) Guest Storyteller for all passengers aboard THE SONG OF AMERICA. (With Henry Joy) Topic: Stories for Sailing (Two sessions)

June, 1986 (Gatlinburg, Tennessee) University Instructor for the National Storytelling Institute. Served as ETSU Instructor of record and as an Instructor for one Style B Institute. (Six sessions)

June, 1986 (Macomb, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Educational Service Center # 11. Topic: Reading and Writing Skills in the Elementary Grades. (Two sessions)

May, 1986 (Kankakee, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in Kankakee, Illinois. Topic: Improving Reading Skills Through Motivating Classroom Activities. (Two sessions)

May, 1986 (Park Ridge/Niles, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in Elementary School District # 64. Topic: Reading Games and Activities for Reluctant Readers. (Four sessions)

May, 1986 (Walker County, Georgia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in Walker County, Georgia. Topic: Using Selected Stories to Build Specific Reading and Language Arts Skills. (One session)

May, 1986 (Milligan College, Tennessee) Speaker for the Fiftieth Reunion of the Milligan College Class of 1936. Topic: Back to the Future. (One session)

April, 1986 (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Pittsburg area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

April, 1986 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for Special Tennessee Homecoming ‘86 Assembly Program for Selected Students at Henry Johnson School. Topic: Old-Fashioned Stories. (Two sessions)

April, 1986 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for an assembly program for K-3 classes at Northside School, Johnson City, Tennessee. Topic: So You Want to Become a Storyteller. . . . (One session)

March, 1986 (Springfield, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Springfield/Washington, D. C., area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

March, 1986 (Fisher, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the Fisher Community Unit School District # 1. Topic: Instruction in Reading: Grades K-6. (One session)

March, 1986 (St. Louis, Missouri) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for selected St. Louis Teachers. Topic: Special Language Arts Activities for ‘Special’ Students. (One session)

March, 1986 (Indianapolis, Indiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Indianapolis area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

March, 1986 (Pittsfield, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the Pikeland Community Unit District # 10. Topic: Teaching Strategies, Techniques, and Methods for Reading and Language Arts. (One session)

March, 1986 (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Harrisburg area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

March, 1986 (Nashville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Nashville area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

February, 1986 (Canton, Ohio) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Canton area. Topic: The Joy of Teaching: Special Emphasis on Language Arts Skills. (One session)

February, 1986 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the Golden Loafers Luncheon at the First Christian Church. Topic: Stories, Parables, and Anecdotes for Personal Growth. (One session)

February, 1986 (Washington County, Tennessee) Speaker for the Enrichment Hour for University School, Washington County, Tennessee. Topic: Stories You Can Tell at Home. (One session)

January, 1986 (Chattanooga, Tennessee) Presenter for Board Members of the Lyndhurst Foundation. Topic: Storytelling and the Elementary/Secondary Curriculum. (One session)

January, 1986 (Erwin, Tennessee) Speaker for the luncheon meeting of the Erwin Kiwanis Club. Topic: Stories to Warm Your Heart. (One session)

December, 1985 (Alliance, Nebraska) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Teachers in Nebraska’s Educational Service Unit #12. Topic: Creative Teaching in Reading, Writing, and Other Language Arts. (One session)

December, 1985 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school systems in South Carolina. Topic: Creative Teaching Techniques in the Language Arts. (Two sessions)

December, 1985 (Marietta, Georgia) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions sponsored by TRAC and CETL programs at Kennesaw College. Topics: Creative Teaching Activities for Elementary School, Creative Teaching Activities for Elementary School, and Creative Teaching Activities of Vocabulary, Grammar, and Composition. (Three sessions)

December, 1985 (Shreveport, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Bossier Parish Public Schools. Topic: The Joy of Writing. (Six sessions)

December, 1985 (Washington County, Tennessee) Speaker for the Annual Christmas Dinner Meeting for the Leesburg Ruritan Club. Topic: Christmas Messages Through Stories. (One session)

November, 1985 (Ada, Oklahoma) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in Ada, Oklahoma. Topic: The Joy of Teaching. (One session)

October, 1985 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Guest storyteller in the Child Care Services class at Dobyns-Bennett High School. Topic: Stories for Pre-Schoolers. (One session)

October, 1985 (Nora, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers at Ervington Elementary School. Topic: Techniques for Teaching Reading in Math, Science, and Social Studies. (One session).

October, 1985 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the Wives’ Brunch of the Emmanuel School of Religion. Topic: Once Upon A Time: Stories for Your Children and Grandchildren. (One session)

October, 1985 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for the Elizabethton Cub Scout Troop. Topic: Chillers and Thrillers for Halloween. (One session)

October, 1985 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for all students at St. Dominics School. Topic: Halloween Spine-Tinglers. (One session)

October, 1985 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Guest Speaker at the luncheon meeting of the Elizabethton Civitan Club. Topic: Halloween Stories for Adults, Ages 2-102. (One session)

September, 1985 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for the Extension Homemakers Clubs, University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Agricultural Extension Service. Topic: Classroom and Home Uses of Storytelling. (One session)

August, 1985 (Erwin, Tennessee) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Unicoi County Public Schools. Topics: Motivating Reading in Grades 6-8, Motivating Reading in Grades 3-5, and Motivating Reading in Grades K-2. (Three sessions)

August, 1985 (Schaumburg, Illinois) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for teachers in Schaumburg, Illinois. Topic: A Positive Approach to Teaching Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. (One session)

1985-86 Academic School Year (National IRA) Served as Secretary/ Treasurer for National Chapter of the Storytellers Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.

1985-86 Academic School Year (National Storytelling Association) Served as a member of the Editorial Council for the National Storytelling Journal.

1985-86 Academic School Year (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the magazine, Educational Oasis: The Magazine For Middle Grade/Junior High Classrooms.

1985-86 Academic School Year (National) Served as a member of the Storytelling Resources Review Committee for NAPPS (National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling)

1985-86 Academic School Year (East Tennessee Area) Served as a volunteer classroom demonstration teacher for both public and private schools in Kingsport, Elizabethton, Johnson City, and Jonesborough. Work consisted of teaching demonstration lessons in reading/language arts upon request by area teachers in selected surrounding schools. Major thrusts centered around creative teaching and story analysis for language development. (Several dozen sessions)

1985-86 Academic School Year (Tennessee) Served as a member of the Support Storytelling Committee of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association.

1985-86 Academic School Year (Tennessee) Served as a member of the Tennessee Homecoming ‘86 Committee for the Correlation of NAPPS and Tennessee Homecoming ‘86.

1986-86 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the East Tennessee State University Premedical Reinforcement Enrichment Program Advisory Committee.

1985-86 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a Booster Parent for a member of the East Tennessee State University Lady Buccaneer Basketball Team. Second year of a four-year term. Player: Lynn Rhymer.

1985-86 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the College of Education Committee for NCATE Five-Year Interim Review of Standards, Subcommittee of Evaluation of Graduates, Self-Study.

1985-86 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the Display Committee for NCATE,1986 Steering Committee, Subcommittee on Exhibits.

1985-86 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the Task Force III Committee for the ETSU Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

1985-86 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as Chairman of the East Tennessee State University Search Committee for the position of Coach of the ETSU Lady Buccaneer Basketball Team.

June, 1985 (Greenville, South Carolina) Speaker for the Educating for Excellence Summer Conference for teachers of the School District of Greenville County, Greenville, South Carolina. Topics: Using Puppets and Flannel Board Stories for Building Language Arts Skills, Clever Bulletin Board Displays for Motivating Students to Enhance Their Language Arts Skills, Creating Clever Comprehension Questions, Storytelling for the Reading Teacher, and Ways to Get Kids Hooked on Books. (Five sessions)

June, 1985 (Marietta, Georgia) Speaker for Post-Service Training Sessions for selected teachers in the Cobb County, Georgia, area. Topic: Techniques for Motivating the Marginal Learner. (One session)

June, 1985 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest storyteller for members of the Rotary Club of Johnson City. Topic: Once Upon a Time. . . A Special Storytelling Session. (One session)

June, 1985 (ETSU) Guest lecturer for special ETSU workshop in Home Economics. Topic: Creative Materials for Teaching Home Economics Skills. (One session)

June, 1985 (ETSU) Guest lecturer for special ETSU workshop in Appalachian Traditions. Topic: Storytelling and Reading. (One session) July, 1985 (ETSU) Guest speaker at the ETSU-IRA Eighteenth Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop. Topic: Innovations in Reading Instruction. (One session)

May, 1985 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Served as Guest Storyteller for area children at the Johnson City Public Library. Topic: Stories: Easy to Learn, Easy to Tell. (One session)

May, 1985 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest storyteller for members of the Cub Scout Pack 220. Topic: Stories: Scary, Spooky, and Sensational. (One session)

April, 1985 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Guest storyteller for all students in Lincoln School in Kingsport. Topic: Stories That Make You Laugh, Cry, and Shiver. (Four sessions)

April, 1985 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Served as Guest Storyteller for selected students at Dobyns-Bennett High School. Topic: Stories for Family Time. (One session)

March, 1985 (Grand Rapids, Michigan) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Grand Rapids area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

March, 1985 (Wichita, Kansas) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Wichita area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

March, 1985 (Lexington, Kentucky) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Lexington area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

March, 1985 (Chicago, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Chicago area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

March, 1985 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Toronto area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

March, 1985 (Chester, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the School District of Chester County, South Carolina. Topics: Creating Clever and Challenging Comprehension Questions, Vocabulary Vivacity, Reading Games and Activities for Groups or Individuals, Learning Centers for Reading/Language Arts, and Teaching Reading in Math, Science, and Social Studies Classes. (Five sessions)

February, 1985 (Cobb County, Georgia) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for selected teachers involved in the Student-Support Team System in the Cobb County, Georgia, School System. Topic: Practical Ideas for Teaching the Marginal Learner. (Three sessions)

February, 1985 (Marietta, Georgia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for selected teachers and future teachers attending Kennesaw College, Georgia. Topic: Materials, Techniques, and Strategies for Creative Teaching of the Language Arts. (One session)

February, 1985 (Beresford, South Dakota) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Lincoln-Union Educational Cooperative. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

February, 1985 (Minneapolis, Minnesota) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Minneapolis area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

February, 1985 (Fort Wayne, Indiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Fort Wayne area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

February, 1985 (St. Louis, Missouri) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the St. Louis area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

February, 1985 (Austin, Texas) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Austin area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

February, 1985 (Rhinelander, Wisconsin) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for all teachers in the Cooperative Educational Service Agency, No. 9 (CESA) Program in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. Topic: Motivational Materials for Teaching Basic Reading and Mathematics Skills in Grades K-8. (One session)

January, 1985 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Elizabethton City School System. Topic: Storytelling and Storywriting for Children. (Five sessions)

January, 1985 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the Luncheon Meeting of the Johnson City Civitan Club. Topic: Using Storytelling in the Home to Build Language Arts Skills. (One session)

December, 1984 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school systems in South Carolina. Topics: Creating Clever Comprehension Questions and Creative Writing Activities. (Two sessions)

December, 1984 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Guest storyteller for the Doe River Children’s Club. Topic: Joyful Christmas Stories. (One session)

December, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest storyteller for the Johnson City Chapter of the Junior Monday Club Auxiliary. Topic: Christmas Messages Through Stories. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

November, 1984 (Bristol, Tennessee) Guest Interviewee on Radio Show Good Morning, World, for WHCB (Appalachian Educational Communication Corporation), on the topic Using Storytelling to Develop the Oral Language Arts Skills in the Home. (One session)

November, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest storyteller for all students at Ashley Academy, Johnson City. Topic: Stories for Fun, Enjoyment, and Skill Development. (Two sessions)

November, 1984 (Newton, Iowa) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Newton Community Schools District, Newton, Iowa. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

October, 1984 (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Served as a volunteer worker for the Twelfth Annual NAPPS (National Association for the Preservation and Perpetuation of Storytelling) Festival held in Jonesborough, Tennessee.

October, 1984 (Surgoinsville, Tennessee) Speaker at the monthly meeting of the Parent Teachers Association for Surgoinsville Elementary School. Topic: Using Selected Stories in the Home and School to Develop Language Skills. (One session)

October, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker at the Pre-Halloween Program sponsored by the Johnson City Public Library. Topic: Stories That Will Give You Shivers and Quivers. (One session)

October, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker at the Luncheon Meeting of the Johnson City Kiwanis Club. Topic: An Analysis of Ghost Stories: Traditional and Modern. (One session)

October, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for selected grades at Tri-Cities Christian School. Topic: Halloween Stories with GOOD Endings. (One session)

October, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for selected grades at Towne Acres School. Topic: Chillers and Spine Tinglers for Halloween. (One session)

September, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the Johnson City Chapter of the Junior Monday Club. Topic: Easy Stories to Tell at Home. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

August, 1984 (St. Paul, Minnesota) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for teachers in the St. Paul/Minneapolis area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

August, 1984 (St. Louis, Missouri) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for teachers in the St. Louis area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

August, 1984 (Honaker, Virginia) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Russell County, Virginia, School System. Topics: Games and Activities to Enhance Children’s Oral Language Development in the Primary Grades, and Activities for Enhancing Children’s Oral Language Development in the Kindergarten. (Two sessions)

August, 1984 (Gaffney, South Carolina) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Gaffney, South Carolina, School System. Topics: Vocabulary Enrichment in Grades 1-3 and Vocabulary Enrichment in Grades 4-6. (Two sessions)

August, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the Fall Meeting of the East Tennessee Storytellers’ Guild. Topic: An Analysis of ‘The Blogg Beneath the Bed’. (One session)

Fall, 1984 (ETSU) Served as a writer for the proposal for the Center of Excellence in Reading for ETSU.

1984-85 Academic School Year (National IRA) Served as Secretary/ Treasurer for National Chapter of the Storytellers Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.

1984-85 Academic School Year (State of Tennessee) Served as an Executive Board Member for TAMS (Tennessee Association of Middle Schools)

1984-85 Academic School Year (East Tennessee Area) Served as a volunteer classroom demonstration teacher for both public and private schools in Kingsport, Elizabethton, Johnson City, and Jonesborough. Work consisted of teaching demonstration lessons in reading/language arts upon request by area teachers and on a REGULAR basis in selected Johnson City and Elizabethton schools. Major thrusts centered around creative teaching and story analysis for language development. Details of these sessions are on file in Room 323C, ETSU Education Building. (41 sessions)

1984-85 Academic School Year (National Storytelling Association) Served as member of the Consulting Committee for the National Storytelling Journal.

1984-85 Academic School Year (East Tennessee) Served as Co-Chairman of the East Tennessee Storytellers’ Guild. 1984-85 Academic School Year (ETSU-IRA) Served as a member of the Executive Board of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association.

1984-85 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a Booster Parent for a member of the East Tennessee State University Lady Buccaneer Basketball Team. Player: Lynn Rhymer, Freshman.

1984-85 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the University Premedical Reinforcement Enrichment Program Advisory Committee.

1984-85 Academic School Year (National) Served as a member of the Advisory Board for the magazine, Educational Oasis: The Magazine For Middle Grade Classrooms.

1984-85 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the ETSU University Enrollment Management Advisory Committee.

1984-85 Academic School Year (ETSU) Served as a member of the ETSU Developmental Studies Committee. Fall, 1984 (ETSU) Served as the College of Education representative for the ETSU Annual FAMILY DAY held on October 13, 1984.

July, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Twenty-Fourth Annual One-Day Reading Conference.

July, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Seventeenth Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop.

July, 1984 (Shreveport, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Bossier Parish Public Schools. Topic: Creative Writing Activities for Grades 2-5. (One session)

July, 1984 (Bossier, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Bossier Parish Public Schools. Topic: Creative Writing Activities for Grades 6-8. (One session)

June, 1984 (Greenville, South Carolina) Speaker for Post-Service Training Sessions for teachers of the School District of Greenville County, Greenville, South Carolina. Topics: Creative Techniques for Teaching Vocabulary Skills and Teaching Listening Comprehension Skills. (Two sessions)

June, 1984 (Brentwood, Tennessee) Speaker for Post-Service Training Session for Teachers of Williamson County School System, Brentwood, Tennessee. Topic: Innovative Materials for Developing Language Arts Skills. (One session)

June, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Served as guest storyteller for area children at the Johnson City Public Library. Topic: Stories and Puppets for Home and School. (One session)

May, 1984 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Chapter I Parents and Teachers for Grades K-6. Topic: Exercises for Reading and Language Development That Kids LIKE! (One session)

May, 1984 (Waynesville, North Carolina) Guest Storyteller for the Spring Storytelling Festival. General Public invited. Sponsored by the Haywood County Schools, Waynesville, North Carolina. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

May, 1984 (Marietta, Georgia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for selected teachers in the Cobb County, Georgia, School System. Topic: Clever and Creative Techniques for Motivating Students to Learn the Language Arts Skills. (One session)

Spring, 1984 (NASSP) Assisted in project and served as data collector for the Ninth Grade Study sponsored by the National Association of Secondary School Principals.

April, 1984 (Nora, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers of Ervington Elementary School, Nora, Virginia. Topic: Clever Materials for Teaching Language Arts/Reading Skills. (One session)

April, 1984 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for CAREER DAY at Dobyns-Bennett High School, Kingsport, Tennessee. Topic: The FANTABULOUS Rewards of Teaching. (One session)

April, 1984 (Marion, Virginia) Speaker for National Library Week Program. Children, librarians, teachers, and general public invited. Topic: The Marathon Readers’ Storytelling Program. (One session)

April, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for The Enrichment Hour for University School, Washington County, Tennessee. Topic: Stories That Will Make You Shake in Your Boots and Roll in the Floor. (One session)

April, 1984 (Bristol, Virginia) Program Organizer and Implementer for Poets and Authors Program for the Gifted Students in the Washington County, Virginia, School System. (Three sessions)

April, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for all four- and five-year-old students at Tri-Cities Christian School. (One session)

March, 1984 (Nora, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers of Ervinton Elementary School, Nora, Virginia. Topic: Creative Storytelling Techniques for Developing Language Arts Skills. (One session)

March, 1984 (Bristol, Virginia) Speaker at the Poets and Authors Program for the Gifted—a program for selected gifted students in the Washington County, Virginia, School System. (One session)

March, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for all Four- and Five-year-old students at Tri-Cities Christian School. (One session)

March, 1984 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Demonstration Teacher at East Side School in Elizabethton, Tennessee. Selected students were in the primary grades. (One session)

March, 1984 (East Tennessee State University) Served as a member of the Selection Committee for the ETSU President’s Pride.

February, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the faculty of Fairmont School, Johnson City, Tennessee. Topic: Using Storytelling Techniques to Develop Oral Language Skills. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

February, 1984 (Asheville, North Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for selected teachers in the Buncombe County School System. Topic: Using Adolescent Literature in the Classroom. (Four sessions)

February, 1984 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers of the Elizabethton City School System. Topic: Teaching Listening Comprehension Skills Effectively. (Five sessions)

February, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for all Third-Grade Students at Towne Acres School, Johnson City, Tennessee. (One session)

February, 1984 (Brownsburg, Indiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Brownsburg, Indiana, area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

February, 1984 (Tampa, Florida) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida. Topic: Teaching Language Skills to Students with Specific Learning Disabilities. (One session)

February, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Co-Founder of the East Tennessee Storytellers’ Guild. (With Anita Haller) (Two sessions)

February, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Speaker in ETSU Human Growth and Development Class, Dr. Hester Clark, Instructor. Topic: Techniques for Teaching Reading to the Gifted. (One session)

January, 1984 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the faculty of Southside School, Johnson City, Tennessee. Topic: Inspiring Students Through Creative Teaching. (One session)

January, 1984 (Naples, Florida) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Naples, Florida, area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

December, 1983 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school systems in South Carolina. Topic: Using Creative Mini-booklets to Enhance the Teaching of Language Arts. (Two sessions)

December, 1983 (Bristol, Tennessee) Speaker and Support Person for the Holston Valley Middle School Language Arts Festival (Three sessions)

November, 1983 (East Tennessee State University) Speaker for the STEA/SNEA ETSU Campus organization. Topic: Using Storytelling to Enhance Language Arts Skills. (One session)

November, 1983 (East Tennessee State University) Speaker for the ETSU Child Study Center Parent Group. Topic: Building Pre-Reading Skills. (One session)

October, 1983 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for School-wide Assembly Program for students, faculty, and staff of Asbury School. (One session)

September, 1983 (East Tennessee Region) One of several representatives from ETSU at the Forum on Implementing the Recommendations of the National Commission on Excellence in Education. Invitation issued from the National Secretary of Education.

September, 1983 (Warner Robins, Georgia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Warner Robins, Georgia, area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

September, 1983 (Houston, Texas) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Houston, Texas, area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

September, 1983 (Dallas, Texas) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Dallas, Texas, area. Topic: 365 Ways to Enrich Your Reading and Enliven Your Language Arts Classes. (One session)

1983-84 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as a member of the ETSU Enrollment Management Advisory Committee.

1983-84 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as a member of the Faculty Evaluation Committee for the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.

1983-84 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as a member of the University Premedical Reinforcement Enrichment Program Advisory Committee.

1983-84 Academic School Year (ETSU-IRA) Served as President of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association. (Second term as GIRA President)

1983-84 Academic School Year (ETSU-NAPPS) Served as a member of the Consulting Committee for the National Storytelling Journal.

1983-84 Academic School Year (ETSU-IRA) Served as a member of the Nominating Committee for the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association.

August, 1983 (Bossier, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Bossier Parish Public Schools. Topic: Language Arts Prescription: Intermediate Grades. (One session)

August, 1983 (Claiborne, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Claiborne Parish Public Schools. Topic: Activities for Developing Creative Writing Skills in Grades 2-5. (One session)

August, 1983 (Bossier, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Bossier Parish Public Schools. Topic: Language Arts Prescription: Primary Grades. (One session)

August, 1983 (Bossier, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Bossier Parish Public Schools. Topic: Teaching Listening Skills: Background and Activities for Grades 2-5. (One session)

August, 1983 (Red River, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Red River Parish Public Schools. Topic: Teaching Listening Skills: Background and Activities for Grades 2-5. (One session)

August, 1983 (Minden, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for Chapter I teachers of Webster Parish Public Schools. Topic: Creative Activities for Developing Basic Reading and Language Arts Skills. (One session)

August, 1983 (Bossier, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Bossier Parish Public Schools. Topic: Teaching Reading in Math, Science, and Social Studies in Grades 9-12. (One session)

August, 1983 (Sabine, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Sabine Parish Public Schools. Topic: Activities for Developing Creative Writing Skills in Grades 6-8. (One session)

July, 1983 (Marion, Virginia) Served as Guest Storyteller for the Tenth Annual Arts and Crafts Festival held at Hungry Mother State Park. (With Henry Joy) (Two sessions)

July, 1983 (East Tennessee Area) Served as Guest Interviewee for Channels 5, 11, and 19 Special News segment. Topic: ‘Trial and Error’: A Method for Developing Critical Thinking Skills by Placing Storybook Characters on Trial. (Three sessions)

July, 1983 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Twenty-Third Annual One-Day Reading Conference.

July, 1983 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Sixteenth Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop.

April, 1983 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest storyteller for Johnson City’s SPRINGFEST. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

April, 1983 (Bristol, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the faculty of St. Anne’s School. Topic: Analyzing and Selecting Basal Reader Texts. (One session)

March, 1983 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the STEA/SNEA ETSU Campus organization. Topic: Creating a Positive Classroom Climate. (One session)

March, 1983 (Dunlap, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Teachers in Sequatchie County Public Schools. Topic: Reading Games and Activities for Teaching the Basics. (One session)

March, 1983 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Washington County Public Schools. Topic: Management Activities for Reading Class Organization. (One session)

March, 1983 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school systems in South Carolina. Topic: Teaching Vocabulary, Comprehension, and Phonics Skills in Grades K-8. (Four sessions)

March, 1983 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Served as caller for the Annual ETSU Telethon for 1983 pledges from Washington County (Tennessee) ETSU Alumni.

January, 1983 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the VAP Teachers in the Johnson City Public Schools. Topic: Teaching Techniques in Language Arts for VAP Students. (One session)

November, 1982 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Washington County Public Schools. Topic: Management Activities for Reading Class Organization. (One session)

October, 1982 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for the Kingsport Child Study Center. Topic: Stories That Chill the Spine! (One session)

October, 1982 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for the Zelotai Study Group of the Emmanuel School of Religion. Topic: Stories for Moral Growth and Development. (One session)

October, 1982 (Frankfort, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for selected teachers of Summit Hill Public Schools. Topic: Excitement With Newspaper Content. (One session)

October, 1982 (Joliet, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers of Grades K-8 in the Joliet Public School System. Topic: Developing Reading Comprehension Through Non-Textbook Materials. (Two sessions)

October, 1982 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for School-wide Assembly Program for students, faculty, and staff of Asbury School. (One session)

October, 1982 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for Child Care Enrollees at Dobyns-Bennett High School. (One session)

October, 1982 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for Third Grade Students at University School. (One session)

1982-83 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as member of the University Premedical Reinforcement Enrichment Program Advisory Committee (Educational Project for assisting Tennessee Minority undergraduates interested in attending medical school)

1982-83 Academic School Year (ETSU-IRA) Served as President of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association. 1982-83 Academic School Year (ETSU-IRA) Served as Chairperson of the Publications Committee of the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association.

1982-83 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as member of the ETSU University Recruitment Committee.

1982-83 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as member of the ETSU College of Education Self-Improvement Committee on the Evaluation of Reading Programs at ETSU.

1982-83 Academic School Year (ETSU-ARF) Served as a member of the Nominations and Elections Committee for the National Association of the American Reading Forum.

1982-83 Academic School Year (ETSU-Johnson City Area) Served as a volunteer consultant/advisor for the Adult Literacy Council. September, 1982 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Primary Grade Teachers in the Elizabethton City School System. Topic: Making Writing Fun. (One session)

August, 1982 (Bristol, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Kindergarten Teachers of the Bristol, Virginia, City School System. Topic: From Reading Readiness to Formal Reading Instruction. (One session)

August, 1982 (Rutledge, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Teachers of the Joppa Elementary School (Grainger County School System). Topics: Extensions of Basal Reader Programs in K-4 Classrooms and Retaining Enjoyment while Teaching Basic Skills in Grades 5-8. (Two sessions)

July, 1982 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Twenty-Second Annual One-Day Reading Conference.

July, 1982 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Fifteenth Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop.

July, 1982 (Chapel Hill, Tennessee) Presided over Leadership Training Session at TIRA (Tennessee International Reading Association) Leadership Workshop. Topic: TIRA Publications Committee Functions. (One session)

June, 1982 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for the Kingsport Child Study Center. Topic: Puppets Parents Can Prepare. (One session)

May, 1982 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) Meeting for Keenburg School. Topic: How Parents Can Help Children with Reading Difficulties. (One session)

April, 1982 (Asheville, North Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Primary Grade Teachers in the Asheville City School System. Topic: Building Reading Comprehension Skills in Grades K-2. (One session)

March-April, 1982 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school systems in South Carolina. Topic: Mastering Oral and Written Expression Objectives for the South Carolina State Testing Programs. (Four sessions)

March, 1982 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Served as a volunteer worker for Kaleidoscope: A Children’s Creative Workshop, sponsored by Hallmark. (Two sessions)

March, 1982 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for the Kingsport Child Study Center. Topic: Language Development for Preschoolers. (One session)

1982 Calendar Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as a member of the SACS Committee on Curriculum and Instruction (Evaluation of ETSU Reading Programs)

1982 Calendar Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as a member of the College of Education Ad Hoc Retreat Committee.

December, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for the ETSU Early Childhood Center. (One session)

December, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the STEA/SNEA ETSU Campus organization. Topic: Exemplary Creative Teaching of the Language Arts. (One session)

December, 1981 (Mountain City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for School-wide Assembly Program for students, faculty, and staff of the Johnson County Middle School. (One session)

November, 1981 (Asheville, North Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Reading Teachers in the Asheville City School System. Topic: Strengthening Basic Reading Skills. (Three sessions)

October, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for School-wide Assembly Program for students, faculty, and staff of Asbury School. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

October, 1981 (Hazel Crest, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Language Arts Teachers of the Prairie-Hills Elementary School District. Topic: Teaching Verbal Communication Skills. (One session)

October, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Storyteller for School-wide Assembly Program for students, faculty, and staff of King Springs School. (With Henry Joy) (One session)

October, 1981 (Joliet, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Title VI Reading Teachers and Junior High Language Arts Gifted Teachers of the Joliet Public Schools. Topic: Teaching Vocabulary and Listening Skills Creatively. (Two sessions)

1981-82 Academic School Year (ETSU-IRA) Served as Vice-President of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association.

1981-82 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as a member of the University Premedical Reinforcement Enrichment Program Advisory Committee (Educational Project for assisting Tennessee minority undergraduates interested in attending medical school).

1981-82 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as a member of the University SACS Self-Study Committee on Purpose for ETSU.

1981-82 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as Chairperson of the College of Education Improvement of Instruction Committee.

August, 1981 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers of the Elizabethton City School System. Topic: Teaching Listening Comprehension Skills to Students in Grades 1-6. (Four sessions)

August, 1981 (Pulaski, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers of Giles County School System. Topic: Creative Materials for Teaching Reading Comprehension Skills in Grades 1-6. (One session)

August, 1981 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers of Kingsport City School System. Topic: Preparation of Reading Materials for Motivational Purposes. (Two sessions)

July, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Twenty-First Annual One-Day Reading Conference.

July, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Fourteenth Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop.

July, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest Interviewee for Channel 11 Special Interest News. Topic: ‘Jean Jobs’ for Teaching Reading Skills in the Elementary Classroom. (One session)

June, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for Summer Workshop for the Department of English, ETSU Campus. Topic: Evaluation of High School Performance in Reading Comprehension. (One session)

May, 1981 (Joliet, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for selected teachers of gifted students in the John F. Kennedy Diagnostic Center, Joliet, Illinois. Topic: Developing Language Arts Skills with Gifted Students in Grades K-8. (One session)

May, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Public Librarians of Watauga and Nolichucky Regional Libraries. Topic: Summer Reading Ideas for Public Libraries. (One session)

May, 1981 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school systems in South Carolina. Topic: Grouping Techniques and Exercises for Developing Reading/Language Arts Skills in Grades K-6. (One session)

April, 1981 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the STEA/SNEA ETSU campus organization. Topic: Creative Teaching. (One session)

March, 1981 (Marietta, Georgia) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Student Support Team Secondary Cluster Meetings for Cobb County Public Schools. Topic: Creative Teaching of the Language Arts in the Secondary School. (Two sessions)

March, 1981 (Hazel Crest, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Prairie-Hills School District. Topics: Teaching Reading in the Content Fields, and Creative Teaching of the Elementary Language Arts. (Two sessions)

March, 1981 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for members of PAT (Parents are Teachers) Team in the Elizabethton City School District. Topic: Storytelling in the Home. (One session)

February, 1981 (Marietta, Georgia) Guest lecturer for multiple videotaping sessions for teachers of Cobb County Public Schools. Topic: Creative Teaching of Language Arts Skills. (Four sessions)

February, 1981 (Marietta, Georgia) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Student Support Team Elementary Cluster Meetings for Cobb County Public Schools. Topics: Creative Teaching of Comprehension, Teaching Creative Expression Skills, Using Storytelling to Enhance All Language Arts Skills, and Teaching Phonics Skills Creatively. (Four sessions)

February, 1981 (Marietta, Georgia) Speaker for faculty of Tripp Elementary School. Topic: National Trends in the Teaching of Reading. (One session)

January, 1981 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Fifth-Grade Teachers of the Sullivan County Schools. Topic: Using Newspapers to Teach Language Arts Skills. (Two sessions)

1981 Calendar Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as a member of the Presidential Task Force on Budget and Program Priorities for ETSU.

November, 1980 (Greeneville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Title I Reading Teachers in Greene County School System. Topic: An Examination of Commercial Reading Materials. (One session)

November, 1980 (Aurora, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Aurora East Institute. Topics: Teaching Reading and Other Verbal Communication Skills and Teaching Reading Skills Through Junior High Level Content Areas. (Two sessions)

November, 1980 (Palos Heights, Illinois) Evaluator for the Matteson Reading Program for School District 128, Chicago area.

November, 1980 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for the Parent-Teachers Association (PTA) Meeting for Northside School (American Education Week). Topic: Reading in the Home. (One session)

November, 1980 (Bristol, Tennessee) Speaker for the Fall Meeting of the Bristol Child Study Club. Topic: Puppets Parents Can Prepare. (One session)

October, 1980 (Aurora, Illinois) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Aurora East Institute. Topics: Effective Teaching of Spelling Skills, Teaching Reading Skills in the Content Areas of Math, Science, and Social Studies, and Creative Teaching of Language Arts Skills. (Three sessions)

October, 1980 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Evaluator for St. Bernard Parish Schools’ Individualized and Continuous Progress Systems.

October, 1980 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school systems in South Carolina. Topic: Developing Effective Composition Skills in Grades 3-9. (Four sessions)

1980-81 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as member of the University Premedical Reinforcement Enrichment Program Advisory Committee (Educational Project for assisting Tennessee minority undergraduates interested in attending medical school).

1980-81 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as Chairperson for General and Special Exhibits for the ETSU National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE)

1980-81 Academic School Year (ETSU-IRA) Served as Corresponding Secretary of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association.

1980-81 Academic School Year (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Served as a member of the Tennessee Committee for the Humanities.

August, 1980 (Gaffney, South Carolina) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for Cherokee County School District Number l. Topics: Creative Materials for Factual and Fictional Expression for Grades K-2, Creative Materials for Factual and Fictional Writing for Grades 3-4 and Special Education, and Creative Materials for Factual and Fictional Writing for Grades 5-6. (Three sessions)

August, 1980 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Session for the St. Bernard Parish School System. Topics: Effective Techniques and Materials that Stimulate Students and Promote Learning for Primary Mathematics, and Development of Motivational Hands-On Materials and Activities that Stimulate Interest and Improve Skills in High School Special Education Language Arts Classes. (Two sessions)

July, 1980 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Twentieth Annual One-Day Reading Conference.

July, 1980 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Thirteenth Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop.

May, 1980 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for faculties of Rock Springs Elementary School and Miller Perry Elementary Schools. Topic: Using Newspapers to Develop Language Arts and Reading Skills. (One session)

April, 1980 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school systems in South Carolina. Topic: Creative Storytelling Techniques for Developing Language Skills in Grades 1-6. (Four sessions)

March, 1980 (Tazewell, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for selected language arts/reading teachers in the Claiborne County School System. Topic: Progressive Team Activities for Developing Language Arts Skills in Grades K-6. (One session)

February, 1980 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for all teachers of the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Church in Knoxville. Topic: Creative Storytelling Techniques to Teach Selected Values. (One session)

October, 1979 (ETSU Campus) Guest interviewee on Radio Program This is ETSU Sponsored by the ETSU Office of University Relations. Interviewed by Doug Newton. Topic: Teaching Reading Skills Through Newspaper Content. Aired over area stations. (One session)

September, 1979 (Mountain City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Johnson County Title I Reading Teachers. Topics: Manipulatables for Teaching Phonics, and Selected Comprehension Sequence Activities. (Two sessions)

September, 1979 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school systems in South Carolina. Topics: Teaching Listening Skills in the Elementary Classroom, Activities for Enhancing Phonics Skills, Ideas for Creative Expression, and To Spell or not to Spell. (Four sessions)

1979-80 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as Chairperson of ETSU Student Housing Committee.

1979-80 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as member of the University Premedical Reinforcement Enrichment Program Advisory Committee (Educational Project for assisting Tennessee minority undergraduates interested in attending medical school)

1979-80 Academic School Year (Jonesborough, Tennessee) Served as a member of the Tennessee Committee for the Humanities.

1979-80 Academic School Year (State of Tennessee) Served as a member of the Studies and Research Evaluation Committee for the Tennessee Council of the International Reading Association.

August, 1979 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for kindergarten teachers and librarians in the St. Bernard Parish School System. Topics: Storytelling in the Kindergarten Classroom, Oral Language Development in Kindergarten, Selected Stories for Librarians to Tell, and Creative Activities for Librarians. (Four sessions)

July, 1979 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Nineteenth Annual One-Day Reading Conference.

July, 1979 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Nineteenth Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop.

June, 1979 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for Post-Service Training Sessions for selected parents and teachers in the St. Bernard Parish School System. Topics: Reinforcement of Reading Concepts Through Selected Content from Magazines and Newspapers, Selected Stories for Specific Skill Development in Reading and the Other Language Arts, and Show CLASS in Your Class: Creative Instructional Displays for Developing Reading Skills. (Four sessions)

May, 1979 (Florence, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Reading Resource Teachers from 25 selected school districts in South Carolina. Topics: Utilization of the Progressive Team Activity Concept for Developing Reading Skills, Specific Techniques for Teaching Comprehension Skills, Creative Instructional Displays for Teaching Reading Skills, and Creative Techniques for Vocabulary Development. (Four sessions)

April, 1979 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Served as Evaluator for students’ creative displays for National Library Week at Towne Acres School, Johnson City Schools. (With Kay Whitmore)

March, 1979 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Public Librarians of Watauga and Nolichucky Regional Libraries. Topic: Creative Children’s Programs. (One session)

February, 1979 (Batesburg, South Carolina) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for K-4 level teachers in the Lexington County School District of South Carolina. Topic: Independent Activities for Developing Reading Skills. (One session)

November, 1978 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the faculty of Kingsley School. Topic: Learning Centers for Teaching Reading. (One session)

November, 1978 (Lebanon, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Russell County School System in Virginia. Topic: Independent Skill Activities for Developing Reading Skills. (One session)

1978-79 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as member of the ETSU Student Housing Committee.

1978-79 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as Chairperson of the ETSU College of Education Faculty Promotion Committee.

August, 1978 (Chattanooga, Tennessee) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for the language arts teachers in Grades 4-7 in the Hamilton County School System. Topic: Teaching Reading Skills Through Magazines and Newspapers. (Two sessions)

August, 1978 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for secondary English, elementary language arts, and secondary science and business teachers in the St. Bernard Parish School System. Topics: A Taxonomy of Reading Comprehension, Storytelling for Elementary Grades, and Developing Reading Skills in Business Education and Science Education Programs. (Three sessions)

June, 1978 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for Post-Service Training Sessions for selected teachers and parents in the St. Bernard Parish School System. Topics: Instructional Displays for Teaching Reading, and Creative Dramatics for the Elementary Classroom. (Three sessions)

April, 1978 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the faculty of Miller-Perry School. Topic: Using Creativity to Develop Reading Skills in the Primary Classroom. (One session)

April, 1978 (Mountain City, Tennessee) Coordinator for testing discussion session for the high school English teachers at Johnson County High School. Topic: The Selection of Diagnostic Reading Tests for Placement Purposes. (One session)

March, 1978 (Kingsport, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the faculty of Lynn Garden Elementary School. Topic: The Importance of Training in Listening Skills for Elementary Students. (One session)

February, 1978 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the kindergarten teachers and librarians in the Johnson City School System. Topic: Using Storytelling to Develop Language Arts Skills. (One session)

February, 1978 (Abingdon, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the language arts teachers of the middle grades in the Washington County, Virginia, School System. Topic: Teaching Language Arts Skills Through Magazines and Newspapers. (Four sessions)

November, 1977 (Honaker, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the primary grade teachers of the Russell County School System. Topic: Using Progressive Team Activities and Pocket Centers to Enhance Reading Skills. (One session)

November, 1977 (Copper Creek, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for middle grade teachers of the Russell County School System. Topic: Modifying Popular Adult Activities to Entice Middle Grade Students to Read. (One session)

October, 1977 (Abingdon, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for middle grade language arts teachers in the Washington County, Virginia, School System. Topic: Some Current Issues in Teaching the Language Arts. (One session)

October, 1977 (Mountain City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the junior high English/reading teachers in the Johnson County School System. Topic: Teaching Reading Skills Through Newspapers. (One session)

October, 1977 (Abingdon, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for language arts teachers of middle grade levels in the Washington County, Virginia, School System. Topic: Supplementing the Language Arts Textbooks. (One session)

1977-78 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as member of the ETSU Student Housing Committee.

1977-78 Academic School Year (East Tennessee State University) Served as member of the ETSU College of Education Faculty Promotion Committee.

August, 1977 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for all teachers in the St. Bernard Parish School System. Topics: Using Newspapers and Magazines to Teach Elementary Language Arts Skills, Using Newspapers and Magazines to Teach Secondary Language Arts Skills, and Using Newspapers and Magazines to Teach Social Studies Skills. (Three sessions)

July, 1977 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Seventeenth Annual One-Day Reading Conference.

July, 1977 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Tenth Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop

June, 1977 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for Post-Service Training Sessions for selected teachers in the St. Bernard Parish School System. Topic: Organizing a ‘JOY BANK’ of Ideas to Teach Reading and other Language Arts Skills. (Four sessions)

March-April, 1977 (Monroe, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for non-tenured secondary teachers in Ouachita Parish. Topic: Creative Teaching in Grades 6-12. (Eight sessions)

February, 1977 (Lebanon, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for elementary reading teachers in the Russell County School System. Topics: Teaching Phonics Analysis Skills to Remedial Readers, and Teaching Structural Analysis Skills to Remedial Readers. (Four sessions)

February, 1977 (Bristol, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the faculty of Holston Elementary-Junior High Schools. Topic: Teaching Word Recognition and Comprehension Skills. (One session)

January, 1977 (Plaquemine, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in the Iberville Parish School System. Topics: Methods and Materials for Teaching Communication Skills in the Elementary School, and Methods and Materials for Teaching Communication Skills in the Secondary School. (Six sessions)

October, 1976 (Plaquemine, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in Iberville Parish School System. Topics: Techniques and Materials for Elementary Classrooms, and Techniques and Materials for Secondary Classrooms. (Six sessions)

August, 1976 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the teachers in the St. Bernard Parish School System. Topics: Teacher-Prescribed Materials for Secondary English Classes, Teacher-Prescribed Materials for Elementary Classes, and Teacher-Prescribed Materials for Secondary Social Studies Classes. (Four sessions)

July, 1976 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Sixteenth Annual One-Day Reading Conference.

July, 1976 (Johnson City, Tennessee-East Tennessee State University) Served as Co-Director of the ETSU-IRA Ninth Annual Two-Week Reading Workshop.

April, 1976 (Gate City, Virginia) Workshop Director for Title I Reading Teachers in Scott County, Virginia. Topic: Using ‘Task Cards’ to Individualize Reading Instruction. (One session)

March, 1976 (Gate City, Virginia) Workshop Director for Title I Reading Teachers in Scott County, Virginia. Topic: Reading Materials for Learning Disabled Students. (One session)

February, 1976 (Abingdon, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for the language arts teachers in Washington County, Virginia. Topic: Directed Reading Lessons. (One session)

January, 1976 (Plaquemine, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the teachers in the Iberville Parish School System. Topics: Continuous Progress in Communication Skills—Elementary Level, and Continuous Progress in Communication Skills—Secondary Level. (Six sessions)

January, 1976 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for selected St. Bernard Parish high school level teachers of content areas. Topic: Teaching Reading Skills in the Content Areas. (Four sessions)

August, 1975 (Milan, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the Milan City School teachers. Topics: Enhancing Reading Skills in the Content Areas in Grades 7-12, and Fun Stuff for Grades 1-6. (Two sessions)

August, 1975 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the St. Bernard Parish teachers of Grades 1-8. Topic: Interrelating the Language Arts Skills. (Four sessions)

June, 1975 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Workshop Speaker for the teachers of K-12 in the St. Bernard Parish School System. Topic: Summer Projects for Fall Reading Fun. (Four sessions)

April, 1975 (Louisiana Sites) Workshop Speaker for a one-week dissemination effort for the Communication Skills Project for the State of Louisiana. Workshop sites were Webster Parish (Minden, Louisiana), Richland Parish (Rayville, Louisiana), Beauregard Parish (DeRidder, Louisiana), and St. Landry Parish (Opelousas, Louisiana). Topic: Teaching Word Recognition and Comprehension Skills. (Eight sessions)

March-April, 1975 (Jackson, Murfreesboro, and Knoxville, Tennessee) Organizer and speaker for Teacher-Trainer sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers in the West, Middle, and East areas of Tennessee for the Tennessee Reading Project. Topic: Vocabulary Activities for Grades 1-3. (Six sessions)

March, 1975 (Trenton, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for primary level teachers in Gibson County, Tennessee. Topic: Individualizing Reading. (Two sessions)

February, 1975 (Orlando, Florida) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for English Teachers in Grades 7-12 in the Polk County, Florida, School System. Topic: Teaching Language Arts Skills in the Secondary School. (Two sessions)

February, 1975 (Benton, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Teachers of Grades 1-3 in Benton, Tennessee. Topic: Diagnostic-Prescriptive Reading Instruction. (Two sessions)

February, 1975 (Jackson, Murfreesboro, and Knoxville, Tennessee) Organizer and speaker for Teacher-Trainer sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers in the West, Middle, and East areas of Tennessee for the Tennessee Reading Project. Topic: Comprehension Activities for Grades 1-3. (Six sessions)

February, 1975 (Maryville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for first grade teachers in the Maryville-Alcoa-Blount County Systems. Topic: Ideas for Improving Reading on the Primary Level. (Two sessions)

January, 1975 (Abingdon, Virginia) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers in Washington County, Virginia. Topic: Skillshop in Reading. (Four sessions)

January, 1975 (Alexandria and Shreveport, Louisiana) Workshop speaker in dissemination effort for the Communication Skills Project for the State of Louisiana. Topic: Reading and Communication Activities. (Four sessions)

January, 1975 (Jackson, Murfreesboro, and Knoxville, Tennessee) Organizer and speaker for Teacher-Trainer sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers in the West, Middle, and East areas of Tennessee for the Tennessee Reading Project. Topic: Phonics Activities for Grades 1-3. (Six sessions)

January, 1975 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Reading Teachers in Grades 1-3 in Washington County, Tennessee. Topic: Directed Reading Lessons—Related Activities and Skill Development. (One session)

December, 1974 (Jackson, Murfreesboro, and Knoxville, Tennessee) Organizer and speaker for Teacher-Trainer sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers in the West, Middle, and East areas of Tennessee for the Tennessee Reading Project. Topic: Beginning Activities for Reading. (Six sessions)

November, 1974 (Jackson, Murfreesboro, and Knoxville, Tennessee) Organizer and speaker for Teacher-Trainer sessions for the Reading Resource Teachers in the West, Middle, and East areas of Tennessee for the Tennessee Reading Project. Topic: Organization and Management Problems with the Tennessee Reading Program. (Six sessions)

November, 1974 (Greeneville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for selected Language Arts Teachers in the Greeneville City School System. Topic: Making Reading Fun. (One session)

1974-76 (State of Tennessee) ‘Blind’ Reader/Evaluator for Federal Projects (Proposals) written for possible funding in Tennessee School Systems in the subject areas of reading and other communication skills.

October, 1974 (Nashville, Tennessee) Member of the State Planning Committee for finalizing plans for the Tennessee Reading Project for the 1974-75 Academic School Year

September, 1974 (Chalmette, Louisiana) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for the St. Bernard Parish Language Arts Teachers of Grades 4-6. Topic: Creative Activities for Teaching Reading. (Six sessions)

May, 1974 (New Orleans, Louisiana) Served as Federal Validator for the Louisiana ESEA III Communication Skills Project.

January, 1974 (Greeneville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Greene County School System. Topic: Motivating Students Through Selected Word Recognition and Comprehension Activities. (One session)

December, 1973-April, 1974 (East Tennessee Area) East Tennessee Co-Chairman of the 1974 Right to Read Books Festival, sponsored by the Tennessee Right to Read Program. (Six sessions)

November, 1973 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker at the Valley Forge Parent-Teachers Association. Topic: How Parents Can Help Their Children with Reading in the Home. (One session)

October, 1973 (Gate City, Virginia) Director of eight workshops for Scott County, Virginia, Title I ESEA Reading Teachers. Topic: Teaching Word Recognition and Comprehension Skills. (Eight sessions)

October, 1973 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Guest on television program, The Kathryn Willis Show. Purpose was to explain the diagnostic functions of the Reading Clinic at East Tennessee State University. (One session)

April, 1973 (Cookeville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for the ESEA Title III Reading Teachers. Topic: Creative Reading Activities. (Four sessions)

January, 1973 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in the Washington County, Tennessee, School System. Topic: Improving Word Recognition and Comprehension Skills Through Selected Reading Activities. (One session)

December, 1972 (Greeneville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for special reading teachers of the Greeneville City School System. Topic: Teaching Elementary Reading. (One session)

October, 1972 (Erwin, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for special reading teachers of Unicoi County School System. Topic: Motivating the Slow Reader. (One session)

September, 1972 (Cookeville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for ESEA Title III Reading Teachers. Topic: Techniques for Changing Students’ Attitudes Toward Reading. (Two sessions)

September, 1972 (Erwin, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers of four area school systems. Topic: Methods of Teaching Language Arts in Middle Grades. (Six sessions)

August, 1972 (Tazewell, Tennessee) Speaker for Pre-Service Training Sessions for several school systems in the Upper Cumberland region of Tennessee. Topic: Individualizing a Reading Program. (Six sessions)

August, 1972 (Milan, Tennessee) Speaker for meeting sponsored by the American Book Company for area teachers interested in teaching linguistic skills. Topic: Incorporating the ‘New’ Linguistics into the Curriculum. (Two sessions)

December, 1971 March, 1972 (Kingsport, Tennessee-Tennessee Eastman Corporation) Director of a project consisting of a series of seminars and demonstrations designed to aid in the identification and correction of reading problems in an industrial setting. Participants were selected personnel of the Training Department of Tennessee Eastman and Holston Defense Corporation. (Ten sessions)

October, 1971 (Cookeville, Tennessee-Tennessee Technological University) Director of workshops for the development of teacher-prescribed materials in reading and language arts for children in the Appalachian area. Participants were ESEA Title III Reading Teachers. (Four sessions)

September, 1971 (Cookeville, Tennessee-Tennessee Technological University) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for ESEA Title III Reading Teachers. Topic: Informal Assessment of Reading Abilities of Appalachian Children. (Four sessions)

August, 1971 (Harrogate, Tennessee-Lincoln Memorial University) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for teachers in a five-county area. Topic: Teaching Language Arts in the Middle Grades. (One session)

Summer, 1971 (Knoxville, Tennessee-University of Tennessee) Director for two-week Adult Basic Education Reading Institute. Work consisted of planning and conducting the Institute with another reading specialist. (10 sessions)

March-April, 1971 (Oak Ridge, Tennessee) Leader of In-Service Training Session for ABE Coordinators in Union Carbide Corporation Nuclear Division. Topic: Reading Programs for Industrial Workers. (One session)

February-March, 1971 (Chattanooga, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Education Project for Chattanooga Model Cities ABE (Adult Basic Education) Project. Topic: Teaching the Adult Non-Reader. (One session)

January, 1971 (Knoxville, Tennessee-University of Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Adult Education Teachers in Knoxville and surrounding school systems. Topic: Teaching Reading to Adults. (One session)

November, 1970 (Johnson City, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for Adult Education Teachers in Johnson City and surrounding school systems. Topic: Teaching Word Recognition and Comprehension Skills to Adults. (Two sessions)

November, 1970 (Chattanooga, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Adult Education Teachers in Chattanooga and surrounding school systems. Topic: Teaching Word Recognition and Comprehension Skills to Adults. (One session)

September, 1970 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Farragut Elementary and Junior High School Teachers. Topic: Using Modern Media to Teach Language Arts Skills. (One session)

1970-71 Academic School Year (Knoxville, Tennessee) Coordinator of the University of Tennessee Adult Learning Center. Work consisted of organizing and establishing the center, then implementing the plan for the remainder of the calendar year. (With the help of two other coordinators)

Summer, 1970 (Knoxville, Tennessee-University of Tennessee) Director for two-week Adult Basic Education Reading Institute. Work consisted of planning and conducting the institute with three other reading specialists. (10 sessions)

May-June, 1970 (Cookeville, Tennessee-Tennessee Technological University) Consultant for Project Upper Cumberland. Work consisted of planning a new regional program in reading. Plans led to a three-year teacher-exchange program operated from two demonstration schools and ultimately directly involving 150 teachers and 4,500 students.

January, 1970 (Wise, Virginia-DILENOWISCO Educational Cooperative) Speaker for In-Service Training Sessions for teachers of the districts of Dickenson, Lee, Norton, Wise, and Scott in Virginia. Topics: New Trends in Teaching Reading, Diagnostic Teaching in Reading, and Creative Methods for Teaching Basic Reading Skills. (Three sessions)

November, 1969 (Elizabethton, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Elizabethton City Teachers. Topic: Teaching Reading Skills in the Content Areas. (One session)

October, 1969 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Farragut Elementary and Junior High School teachers. Topic: Teaching the Language Arts Skills Creatively. (One session)

February, 1969 (Berea, Kentucky) Speaker at Institute for Teacher Corps Interns from multi-state region. Topic: Teaching Language Arts Skills to the Culturally Disadvantaged. (One session) 1969-70 Academic School Year (ETSU-IRA) Served as Corresponding Secretary of the Gilbreath Council of the International Reading Association.

October, 1968 (East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee) Lecturer for all ETSU Freshman population for Auditorium Orientation Sessions. Topic: Developing Effective Communication and Study Skills in College. (Three sessions)

September, 1968 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Speaker for Semi-Annual Ossili Meeting (A Community organization with educational interests) Topic: Innovative Ideas in Teaching Reading. (One session)

1967-68 Academic School Year (Knoxville, Tennessee) Team Leader for series of meetings with Knox County Language Arts Teachers for planning a new approach to English and language arts instruction in Grades 7-12. (Six sessions)

October, 1967 (East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee) Lecturer for all ETSU Freshman population for Auditorium Orientation Sessions. Topic: Developing Effective Communication and Study Skills in College. (Three sessions)

May, 1967 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Demonstration Teacher for Scholastic Book Services. (For the purpose of allowing editors of the Scholastic Magazines to tape class sessions involving the use of these materials for future revision of the publications) (Three sessions)

November, 1966 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Knox County Schools. Topic: Creative Ideas for Teaching Language Arts Skills to Junior High Students. (One session)

October, 1966 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Speaker for In-Service Training Session for Farragut Elementary and Junior High School Teachers. Topic: Incorporating Linguistics Skills in the Language Arts Classroom. (One session)

Summer, 1965 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Coordinator for Special Remedial Reading classes for selected elementary/junior high students in West Knoxville.

November, 1963 (Knoxville, Tennessee) Guest Interviewee for Knoxville Educational Television program. Topic: Should Homework be Assigned to the Elementary Student? (One session)

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