Angel Rodrigue, first grade teacher at Milton Elementary, has been honored by education literature provider Booksource to purchase a horde of leveled reading materials for her classroom.

Rodrigue was chosen from hundreds of teachers nominated for this award as one of the five award recipients, according to Elette Meaux, local Booksource representative.

Rodrigue was nominated for the award by Stephanie Bordelon, Lafayette Parish School Specialist English and Language Arts specialist.

"Mrs. Angel Rodrigue is most deserving of an award for purchasing leveled text for her classroom," Bordelon said. "Angel is one of the most dynamic, dedicated, child-centered teachers I have ever had the pleasure of working with in my career. Her devotion to ensuring every student in her classroom makes a year’s growth in a year’s time is the standard under which she operates."

In addition to winning the award, Rodrigue will be featured during Teacher Appreciation Week on the Booksource blog with an individual post dedicated to her.

On hand to present the award to Rodrigue (second from left in above photo) were (from left) Bordelon, Meaux, and Tia Trahan, Milton Elementary School principal.

Booksource, a division of GL group, Inc., is the premier trade book distributor to K-12 school classrooms across the country. Working with hundreds of publishers representing more than 30,000 book titles, Booksource creates collections of authentic literature aligned to state standards and reading levels, making it easy for educators to match trade books to their curriculum. In business since 1974, Booksource is based in St. Louis, Missouri.