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ROYAL STORYTELLER FOR WQED LITERACY PROGRAM TO VISIT ARMSTRONG DISTRICT SCHOOL
Lenape Elementary School in Ford City will host WQED’s storyteller The Queen of Hearts for a 10 a.m. program on Friday, May 1 for its first grade students.

ROYAL STORYTELLER FOR WQED LITERACY PROGRAM TO VISIT ARMSTRONG DISTRICT SCHOOL

PITTSBURGHLenape Elementary School in Ford City will host WQED’s storyteller The Queen of Hearts for a 10 a.m. program on Friday, May 1 for its first grade students. Teacher and parent Laurie Wilson won the opportunity for her school when she visited the PBS Kids Backyard play-area at the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills in Tarentum for a story-time with The Queen last December.

A retired teacher for the Brentwood Borough School District, Kim Adley (The Queen of Hearts,) approaches teaching and storytelling using what she calls “the golden rule:” “Teach and read to others the way you want to be read to and taught.” Since 2003, Adley has contracted the use of her characters from “Characters by Kim” to WQED’s Education Department. Promoting and encouraging reading for several WQED literacy programs including Stories Start Action, Adley’s characters are educational and entertaining.

Fully-costumed, The Queen combines original stories, books, songs, and finger-plays that encourage audience participation. Monthly visits to the PBS Kids Backyard by WQED have also included activities with Mr. McFeeley, from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, Clifford the Big Red Dog and other PBS Kids program favorites. The next visit to the PBS Kids Backyard will include a meet and greet with Maya and Miguel on Saturday, May 2 from noon-2 p.m. to celebrate “Dia de Los Niños” recognized internationally on April 30.

WQED Pittsburgh, honored with the 2007 and 2006 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award for Station Excellence, was founded in 1954 as the nation’s first community-supported broadcaster. WQED creates, produces and distributes quality programs, products and services to engage, inform, educate and entertain the public within its community and around the world. WQED Pittsburgh is one of the first broadcasters in the country to be fully high-definition (HD) in its studio and field production capabilities. It is the parent company of WQED-TV (PBS); WQED: The Neighborhood Channel; WQED: The

Create Channel; WQEX-TV (A ShopNBC affiliate); WQED-FM 89.3/Pittsburgh; WQEJ-FM 89.7/Johnstown; a publishing division that includes PITTSBURGH MAGAZINE; local and national television and radio productions; WQED Interactive (www.wqed.org); and The WQED Education Department.

ArmstrongSchool District - headquartered in Ford City, Armstrong County - educates 5,685 students daily in 12 school buildings. The school district has 486 teachers working to help students realize their personal best. The school district's motto is "Working Together for Academic Excellence" and its goal is to create high-performing schools which will produce graduates who are ready to compete in the 21st-century economy.

NOTE TO WORKING PRESS:

The Queen of Hearts (Kim Adley) and WQED Education Programs Manager Annette Waldron are available for interviews prior to the school visit. Please contact Maria Pisano at 412-622-1459 or mpisano@wqed.org if you would like to schedule and interview.

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George Hazimanolis
Senior Director of
Corporate Communications
412.622.1366
ghazimanolis@wqed.org

 

Maria Pisano
Marketing Associate
412-622-1459
mpisano@wqed.org

 

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