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CELEBRATE! MAYA PROJECT: FriendRaiser
November 30 @ 6:00 pm
The Celebrate! Maya Project, an Arkansas-based nonprofit honoring the legacy of Maya Angelou, has announced that Stacey McAdoo, 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, is the recipient of its 2020 Spirit of Maya Award. The award will be presented during the organization’s annual FriendRaiser on Nov. 30.
The Spirit of Maya Award is presented to an individual who reflects literary icon Maya Angelou’s work toward bettering the world. It is awarded during the organization’s FriendRaiser, its annual fundraiser and donor appreciation event.
McAdoo is a writer, educator and literary advocate who has conducted numerous writing workshops and poetry readings at Arkansas schools, libraries, universities and programs. She served as an oral communications instructor at Little Rock Central High School for 18 years and is currently a mentor for novice teachers in the Little Rock School District, as well as a sponsor for spoken-word collective The Writeous Poets. In fall 2018, she was named 2019 Arkansas Teacher of the Year.
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