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May 25, 2004 > Niles Principal Wins Reading Instruction Award

Niles Principal Wins Reading Instruction Award

by Gary Leatherman

Niles Elementary School Principal Terri Quesinberry was honored Thursday (May 20) by the Alameda County Reading Association with the David H. Russell 2004 Award for Excellence in Reading Instruction. The award was presented at an ACRA recognition dinner in San Leandro.

The Russell Award is presented annually to a teacher, administrator, or other educator who has made a significant contribution to the improvement of reading instruction in Alameda County Schools and has devoted time and energy to reading instruction above and beyond their normal professional obligations.

Quesinberry was nominated by Niles teacher Sherea Westra. Westra said Quesinberry instructs, encourages and inspires her teachers to be the best literacy instructors they can be.

"Not every child learns in the same manner," Westra said. "Terri finds the tools to meet the varying needs in a classroom. The support (she) gives the staff is incredible, and makes us feel that we are all working together for the students at our school."

Niles parents and staff members joined Quesinberry's family and a representative of the FUSD Board of Education at the awards ceremony.

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