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PEMBROKE, NH – The implementation of an innovative program to help elementary school children develop a passion for writing has led to special recognition for a local teacher.


Crystal Tilton, a Title I reading specialist at Pembroke Village School, was recently given an award as part of the Pembroke School Board’s 2012-2013 Teacher Appreciation Initiative. Tilton was honored for her efforts in presenting the Picturing Writing program, an initiative that combines drawing and art with creative writing. Students use their illustrations to stimulate thought and create stories. Tilton presented work samples at a School Board meeting and provided background on how the program has been implemented in the classroom.


“The Pembroke School Board recognizes the importance of a robust writing program to engage our students and prepare them for the future,” School Board Chair Tom Serafin said. “We understand that it takes a great deal of personal time and effort to become trained, to fully develop, and to implement new ideas for the classroom. We salute Mrs. Tilton for her hard work and dedication to helping our students further their interest and love for writing in a fun and creative way.”