The art of gentle persuasion
Drawing on a 41-year career in education which includes a Bachelor of Education in Literacy Studies and a specialty in Early Childhood Education, Bernadette John is very well qualified for the position of Hands Literacy Link. But just as important, Bernadette is very well suited to be a Literacy Link, too—with her warm and friendly, diplomatic manner she is a welcome problem solver for school staff. Sustainability—having a Hands-created or -rejuvenated school library become an integral part of a school—is a pillar of our organization. Bernadette’s skills and experience in the school system, along with her skill at problem-solving and gentle persuasion, are truly an asset for Hands.