SAReads Back-to-School Newsletter
Spicewood Park Elementary is embedding research-based instruction in their school culture.
All teachers at Spicewood Park are learning to use science-based reading instruction (SBRI) in their kindergarten through 5th grade classrooms. Reading researchers agree that supporting teachers through SBRI training and ongoing professional coaching helps even the most struggling students learn to read.
SAReads Tutor Corps Expands
Staring fall 2017, the SAReads Tutor Corps increased 60% and extended tutoring to include 4th graders. Students previously had the opportunity to participate in SAReads tutoring from kindergarten through 3rd grade. SAReads extended tutoring through 4th grade this year and will include 5th grade next fall.
By May 2017, SAReads completed five years of research-based reading tutoring, serving more than 800 students and over 1,000 preservice teachers from Texas A&M University - San Antonio.
LSA Board Update
Jennifer Perloff of Phyllis Browning Company served as Literacy San Antonio, Inc. Board Chair from 2016 to 2017. Ms. Perloff was instrumental in organizing multiple fundraising events and forming the SAReads Society, which raised thousands of dollars for SAReads programs. Please join us in thanking Ms. Perloff for her exemplary service as Board Chair.
Dr. Kathryn E. Keeton of Minerva Work Solutions PLLC has been selected as incoming Literacy San Antonio, Inc. Board Chair. Dr. Keeton is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist and a Licensed Psychologist in the State of Texas. There are many reasons SAReads and Minerva are a good match. In particular, SAReads is data-driven, and centers around improving teacher instruction.
Do you have a passion for books and want to invest in your community? SAReads wants to provide you with an opportunity for learning and growth. This is a full- time, exempt position. See the job announcement for additional information.