All about Tamara
Note: Stephanie Keys is a fourth grader in Linda Feucht’s class at Red Hill Elementary School in Gypsum. She has been studying writing with Vail Daily reporter Tamara Miller. GYPSUM – Fourth grader Stephanie Keys is sent to the hall desk every Monday morning.
You’d think she’s in trouble, but in truth it’s the opposite. She is out there for an hour with professional journalist Tamara Miller learning about different types of writing. What brought these two together you may ask? Well for one thing, Stephanie is a good writer, and enjoys writing, too.
Her teacher, Linda Feucht, wanted her to practice and learn different types of writing. Feucht called Miller for help because she, like Stephanie, was good at and loved to write. She also is a reporter for the newspaper, the Vail Daily. “Stephanie is an eager learner and a gifted writer,” Miller says. “I hope our sessions help nurture her love for writing and reading.”
These two writers have written stories, poetry, profiles and reports. “It’s really fun,” Stephanie says. “I hope that we have these meetings for the next two years at least.”