Meet the 2016 Organizers: Jodie Rodriguez, Easy Readers/Early Chapter Book Chair

Jodie Rodriguez is a certified teacher, administrator, and reading specialist who has worked in charter and public schools in St. Louis, MO. Her blog, Growing Book by Book, which focuses on books, literacy and writing activities, and family literacy projects, has been going strong for five years. Jodie served as a first-round panelist for easy readers and early chapter books in 2013,a second round judge in book apps in 2015, and this will be her first year as chair for easy readers and early chapter books. She lives just outside of St. Louis, MO where she is homeschooling her two young boys and reading to them as much as she can.