Harper ready to Drop Everything and Read

Submitted photoSouthwest Georgia RESA consultant Margie Jordan and Harper Instructional Coaches Keyante Braswell and Courtney Warner led training sessions for Harper Elementary School volunteers for the Drop Everything and Read! program.

Harper Elementary is launching a school-wide reading initiative called Drop Everything and Read! (D.E.A.R). The program is based on the theory that the more students are engaged in teacher or adult-led reading intervention, the more successful they will be. 

Harper has secured community volunteers to take part in the D.E.A.R. Reading Initiative. Volunteers participated in professional learning training sessions led by Southwest Georgia RESA consultant Margie Jordan and Harper Instructional Coaches Keyante Braswell and Courtney Warner. 

“The opportunity for community and parent volunteers to be a part of developing readers is a win-win. Students will enjoy and benefit from the relationships and interaction with volunteers and parents!“ said Braswell. 

There will be a follow-up training in January 2020. The D.E.A.R. Initiative begins this month. Email Margie Jordan (mjordan@swgaresa.org) or Harper Parent Involvement Coordinator DeAngela Lewis (lewisd@tcitys.org) or call Harper Elementary at 225-2622 for more information about the Drop Everything and Read Initiative.  

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