Imagination…it teaches us to be curious and to dream big. It’s what allows us to grab a book, open it up and travel to a magical place beyond our world. And here at ABC12, it’s what inspired us to create Project Imagination, a program dedicated to promoting literacy in our community. ABC12’s Project Imagination sends our on-air personalities to read books written by local authors to children in the ABC12 viewing area. If you would like to request a reading, fill out the short form below. With your help, we can get kids to dream big and to work even harder!
Tracy Foster is Corunna Public Schools’ 2015–2016 Teacher of the Year and recipient of the Western Michigan University’s 2018 Innovation Educator Award, with more than twenty years of experience teaching elementary and middle school children. She holds multiple degrees in education from Western Michigan University and Saginaw Valley State University. Throughout her career, Tracy has served on numerous educational leadership committees and has presented for various organizations and committees, including the Michigan Reading Association (MRA), Michigan Association for Media in Education, and Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA). Tracy and her husband, Dan, as well as their three children, Felicia, Nathan, and Mya reside in Byron, MI.
Shannon Cooper-Toma is currently the principal of an exceptional early childhood building in Corunna, Michigan. She has worked as a teacher and principal for more than 18 years and is committed to bettering the lives of her students. She holds multiple education degrees from Michigan State University and Saginaw Valley State University. Throughout her career, Shannon has served on numerous educational committees and has presented for various organizations and committees, including the Bureau of Educational Research, Michigan Reading Association (MRA), and Michigan Elementary and Middle School Principals Association (MEMSPA), to name a few. Shannon and her husband, Rod, reside in Owosso with their adorable Chihuahua, Rocko.
Request a Visit
Invite a member of the ABC12 News Team to your school for a reading of “Benson’s Seasonal Adventures in Michigan” to your first and second graders. They will also bring the children their very own copy to enjoy!