ELWOOD – As a grade schooler, MaryBeth Brockley sat before a reel-to-reel tape recorder reading “The Three Little Pigs” to her speech pathologist, Mrs. Clark.

“And then she played it back. It sounded awful,” Brockley said. “I admired her most because she had store-bought dresses, and my mother made all of our dresses. I thought I could get that too, and eventually I did.”

It was those moments with Clark that led Brockley, who has been a speech pathologist at Elwood Elementary School for six years, to enter the field.

In April, Brockley was named the winner for grades kindergarten through six of the Max Beigh Enriching Education Award by the Anderson Noon Exchange Club. Hers is the third time in the award’s five-year history

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