HARRODSBURG — Darell Rickmers never imagined anything he had done would ever be published, but there it was, in print, in his hands.
Rickmers received the book titled “Literacy For All Students: An Instructional Framework for Closing the Gap” last week, which included research he conducted while working on an educational grant in the summer of 2008 with the Center for Culturally Relevant Pedagogy at Georgetown College in Georgetown.
“One day, I went to see Dr. Rebecca Powell who was my faculty adviser when I began my master’s,” Rickmers said. “We began talking about what I wanted to do with my master’s and the direction I wanted to go. Initially, I wanted to get my reading endorsement, then go for an English as a Second Language endorsement. She mentioned that there was an opening to work on a grant that focused on literacy from a culturally responsive perspective, and asked if I would be interested in working on the grant. So, I agreed.”