Program Director – Brittany Loudermilt Myers
Hiddenite ELementary Jessica Childers
Stony Point Elementary Le’rone Gore
Ellendale Elementary Shannon Morgan
Taylorsville Elementary Kelsey Ferrell
Wittenburg Elementary Dawn Waugh
These staff members act as liaisons in their schools to bring resources, services, business partners, parents and volunteers into their schools. This collaboration fosters a proven community effort to help students succeed.
Through a partnership with the Alexander County United Methodist Missional Network, Reading Partners match trained adult volunteer tutors to students at Hiddenite, Stony Point, Taylorsville, and Wittenburg Elementary Schools. The program is for 2nd and 3rd-grade students and was developed in lieu of currently evolving literacy laws and initiatives such as Read to Achieve. Volunteer tutors will spend 30 minutes once a week with students during the school day. Through a training process by our Reading Partners volunteer coordinator, tutors will be helping learners keep a reading journal and complete tasks that improve literary comprehension skills.