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Ms. Cortez, 1st Grade Teacher

Ms. Cortez is a 1st Grade teacher at Carson Elementary on Chicago’s South Side. With the Reading In Motion program and her dedication as a teacher, Ms. Cortez closed the reading gap for more than 80% of her students before the end of the 2018-2019 school year. She shares the story of one student in particular…

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Ms. Ochoa, Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Ochoa is a Spanish kindergarten teacher at Lionel Hampton Fine & Performing Arts School. While Ms. Ochoa has been teaching for longer, this is her third year in the kindergarten classroom. She marvels: “Some come into the kindergarten classroom from five years in the home and they don’t even know how to hold a…

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Mr. Dineen, Kindergarten Teacher

Mr. Dineen, a seasoned educator, taught kindergarten for the first time in 20 years this school year at Manierre Elementary School. He says his students are like “little sponges.” This is what motivates him to keep offering new and exciting learning activities. We are so impressed with all the ways Mr. Dineen implements the Reading…

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Ms. Fletcher, 1st Grade Teacher

May 24, 2019 – Ms. Fletcher is a 1st grade teacher at Dunne Technology Academy. As a former student at some of Chicago’s best public schools, Ms. Fletcher says she wants her students to have as much fun learning as she did. She loves the Reading In Motion program and is doing an outstanding job…

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Ms. Skrbec, 1st Grade Teacher

May 10, 2019 – Ms. Skrbec is a 1st grade teacher and Reading In Motion Peer Coach at Horizon Science Academy McKinley Park. Nearly every single one of Ms. Skrbec’s 1st graders are reading like champs – at or above reading level – and the school year isn’t even over. Way to go, Ms. Skrbec!…

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