Be the change you want to see in this world

"Winning starts in the mind. Whatever the mind can conceive, it will achieve."
-Joaquin Nangauta Naputi

"Be the change you want to see in the world."
-Mahatma Gandhi

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Pictured L-R: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA Webmaster; Nancy Bo Flood, Author of Warriors in the Crossfire; and Julia Naputi Rivera, Guam IRA Member, pose during an IRA autograph session held May 15, 2010 at the Guam Reef Hotel.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Guam Council of the International Reading Association (IRA) received honorable awards during IRA's 55th Annual Convention held in Chicago. The rewards that were awarded include Honor Council and Honor Roll. Please see the awards above. IRA is to be commended on making a difference in the literacy development of our island's children of all ages.

IRA helps educators and parents alike discover the wonder and the worlds to be found in books. Guam IRA is a professional organization for individuals who are genuinely concerned with the development of reading programs for children and adults. It is a group of people who work together to improve literacy and reading instruction in Guam and Micronesia. To find out more information about the Guam IRA, visit its website at

Monday, May 10, 2010

Click on the image below to view the Guam International Reading Association's May 2010 Newsletter. If you are unable to view the newsletter, visit its website at Enjoy!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Mother's Day to all of our Special MOMS out there! God Bless you for all
that you are and all that you do to care for your loved ones, being a
special part of our family, and so much more!

Friday, May 07, 2010

Nancy Bo Flood

Nancy Bo Flood will be the featured speaker at the May 15 meeting of the Guam Council of the International Reading Association at the Guam Reef Hotel. Ms. Flood is the author of Warriors in the Crossfire, a new young adult novel set on Saipan during WWII. The meeting will begin at 8:00 am with registration and breakfast. Dottie Winterle will have copies of her new book, Silent and Forgotten, The Legend of the Navajo Warrior, available and the book's illustrator, Viktoria Sayre, will be there, too.

The program includes the induction of new officers for the Guam Council, a scene from "Little shop of Horrors" presented by the National Forensic League of Okkodo High School, and a special recognition of our gracious sponsors this year, Continental Airlines, MCV Cable Cares, The Pacific Daily News, and The Bank of Guam.
The meeting will conclude at 11:00 am with door prize raffles, including books, teaching materials and a laptop computer for those who sign up for IRA membership for next year 2010-2011.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

The UOG School of Education's ED644 students celebrated the literacy success of the children they assessed and tutored in Fall 2009 and Spring 2010. Their theme was Colors of Reading. Enjoy the snapshots below!

Hemrick, Josh, and Imara

The Colors of Reading Theme!

Hemrick, Josh, and Imara - TAKE 2!

Our Favorite Colors Theme!

Faye and Imara

Yolie and Josh

Alan and Hemrick

Faye and Imara - TAKE 2!

Yolie and Josh - TAKE 2!

Alan and Hemrick - TAKE 2!

Celebration Time!

Celebration Time - TAKE 2!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Congratulations to the newly-elected UOG Alumni Association Officers! We thank all the candidates who ran for office, and we look forward to the leadership of the new officers. The induction ceremony for the new officers will be held by the end of May.


PRESIDENT - Robert Paulino

VICE PRESIDENT - Angelica Diaz

TREASURER - Yolanda Calvo

SECRETARY - Nathan Taimanglo

We thank the following officers who will be ending their term soon:

Pictured above L-R: Toni Aflague, Secretary; Jennifer Sanchez, President; Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Vice President; and James Underwood, Treasurer.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

PDK Mini-Conference Online Education Presentation: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera, Dr. Catherine Stoicovy, and Michelle Bednarzyk, received a certificate for their panel presentation at the Phi Delta Kappa Online Education Mini-Conference on April 24, 2010 at the Guam Reef Hotel.

Pictured L-R: George Pereda, PDK; Dr. Stoicovy; Bednarzyk; Dr. Rivera; and Doreen Pereda, PDK.
2010 Professional Leadership Conference Presentation: Dr. Matilda Naputi Rivera and Lois Taitano Gumataotao received a certificate for their workshop presentation titled Using Literature to Promote Healthy Habits during the Child Care Givers 2010 Professional Leadership Conference themed “Beyond Quality Care: Promoting Healthy Behaviors in Young Children.” Rivera also presented a technology workshop titled Using Digital Storytelling to Promote Healthy Habits. The conference was sponsored by the Guam Child Care and Development Association, Association for Childhood Education International, and UOG’s School of Education Early Childhood Program, on April 9 and 10 at the University of Guam’s School of Education and Lecture Hall.

Pictured L-R: Gumataotao and Dr. Rivera.