Motivational and educational speaker, Dr. Mary Bigler, will speak at this month’s WIN Breakfast meeting, sponsored by Dermody Properties and United Construction, on Friday, July 27, at the Peppermill Hotel & Casino at 7 a.m. She will present her keynote “Raising Readers,” as she shares ideas on how parents, teachers and interested adults can help children become good readers and suggest practical ideas to make reading an enjoyable part of family and school life.
Bigler has spent over forty years promoting literacy, advocating for children, and teaching students throughout America, Europe and Africa. She is currently an award-winning professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University where she teaches literacy courses.
She has shared the podium with other keynote speakers such as, Jesse Jackson, Zig Zigler, Ann Landers and Goldie Hawn, speaking to audiences as diverse as arson investigators and the Red Hat Society. Bigler is an award-winning Teacher Education professor at Eastern Michigan University where she teaches undergraduate and graduate literacy courses.
Bigler is a past president of the Michigan Reading Association and appears on Who’s Who of American Women. She has served as an advisor to the government and educational institutions and to business and industry. She has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.
WIN holds monthly breakfast meetings, generally on the last Friday of every month, at the Peppermill Hotel and Casino beginning at 7 a.m. Please RSVP to (775) 359-7117. Breakfast is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. For more information, please visit www.winevada.com.