A Note From Team SpellBinders
Greetings friends! This April 3rd, two friends and I will be competing on a stage in a real live spelling bee, to benefit the Literacy Council of Buncombe County. We all volunteer with the Literacy Council and can hardly wait to knock back some REAL BIG WORDS! Will you donate and help us win? At the same time, you can make WINNERS of many students who hope to give more back to the community as proficient English speakers.
Our team is called the SPELLBINDERS, with three WORLD-CLASS SPELLERS:
Kari Sickenberger, Patricia Hearron, and Joan Werning.
Kari says: I am an enthusiastic supporter of The Literacy Council and enjoy spending time every week with my ESOL student and friend, Catalina. Additionally I sing, lead workshops, teach Spanish, and most importantly, mother.
Patricia says: I am an enthusiastic supporter of the Literacy Council and find it a joy to watch my students' progress each week. When not involved in volunteer activities (Literacy Council, League of Women Voters, Arboretum) I enjoy traveling and hiking—particularly when I can combine the two as in walking the Portuguese Camino Santiago this spring.
Joan says: Many of my friends know that I teach English as a second language. I can’t say enough how much fun this actually is for me. I love watching my students’ faces light up with understanding. However, they might not let me teach if they knew I played “ballyball” until 6th grade, when I realized that everyone else was playing volleyball.
Please donate to our team, The SpellBinders. We appreciate your support! And why not come out to see us April 3 at The Mothlight in West Asheville?