Teacher Leader Training Scholarships are awarded to school districts that have demonstrated a commitment to Reading Recovery and selected a suitable teacher leader candidate. The scholarships provide support for the initial training of teacher leaders, which consists of full-time study at Reading Recovery training centers in the U.S. and Canada. Teacher leaders train and coach Reading Recovery teachers in their districts and teach children having extreme difficulty learning to read and write.
Six $15,000 scholarships were awarded to train teacher leaders during the 2018-19 training year. Funds were generously provided by The James P. Verhalen Family Foundation, Pioneer Valley Books, Hameray Publishing Group/Yuen Family Foundation, and MaryRuth Books. The awards are administered by the Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA).
Chesterfield County School District Superintendent, Harrison Goodwin, stated, “We are pleased that Mrs. Herring has received this honor and we are sure that this training will allow her to help improve the opportunities for the students of Chesterfield County.”
Katherine brings 14 years of teaching experience to her training and has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education from Francis Marion University. She will strive to spread the culture and beliefs of Reading Recovery to all stakeholders in the county and embrace collaboration and feedback to teachers to help students develop to their greatest protentional. Chesterfield County School District has a poverty rate above 80% and provides free breakfast and lunch for all students.
Also receiving scholarships this year are Michelle Brown, Branson School District, Branson, MO, training at University of Arkansas at Little Rock; Rachell Chappell, Sarasota County Schools, Sarasota, FL, training at National Louis University; Peggy Phillips, Lexington School District One, Lexington, SC, training at Clemson University; Mallory Turner, Effingham County Schools, Springfield, GA, training at Georgia State University; and Mary Vreeman, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, FL, training at National Louis University.
About the Reading Recovery Council of North America
The Reading Recovery Council of North America (RRCNA) is a not-for-profit association of Reading Recovery professionals and partners. The Council provides a network of professional development opportunities and is an advocate for Reading Recovery in the United States and Canada.
About Reading Recovery
More than 2.4 million struggling first-grade readers and writers in North America have benefitted from the one-to-one teaching expertise of Reading Recovery professionals. The intervention, introduced to North America in 1984 by educators at The Ohio State University, has more research proving its effectiveness than any other beginning reading program.