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A Message from our Board of Directors

June 17, 2021

To our Reading In Motion Community,

The Reading In Motion Board of Directors is proud to share that as of June 1, 2021, Interim Executive Director, Gabriel Gonzalez, will serve as the next permanent Executive Director of Reading In Motion. Gabe has led our expansion efforts in Las Vegas since 2018 as the Regional Executive Director and was appointed to the role of Interim Executive Director in December 2020. He is dedicated to ensuring equitable access to education to improve the lives of students. Gabe comes from a diverse background, dedicating himself to student learning as a teacher, school administrator, learning management director, and leader of a multi-state division while holding licenses for teaching, administration, and superintendent of schools. He has served as a board of director, governor’s council member on education, consultant, and member of several education associations. With this robust experience, we trust he will lead Reading In Motion well into the future.

As the situation in our country has evolved over the last year, so has our program. We quickly adapted our approach to ensure students continued to make progress toward reaching their reading goals in spite of the challenges of remote learning. Immediately we began development of accessible, virtual tools and resources as part of our new program, Reading Together, Anywhere! We helped to bring the classroom home for students, parents, and teachers across the country. However, these necessary efforts did not come without a cost, and due to declining school enrollment and financial uncertainty resulting from the global pandemic, we have worked tirelessly to expand and innovate our model. These important next steps include: re-affirming our mission, strengthening our programming, and setting a path forward to serve more students than ever before!

“Reading In Motion has made great strides in serving the needs of underprivileged students and ensuring that every child experiences learning to read in a way that fosters creativity and imagination. We are serving a growing need that has been expanded by the impacts on education in cities nationwide. In looking to the future, Reading In Motion is adapting practices now to ensure young learners have the skills they need to succeed in an uncertain future. Meeting students where they are, whether online or in buildings, everyone at RIM is coming together to design and create high-quality, research-based, data-driven literacy tools and resources that will help teachers inspire their classes, preparing them for success now and beyond.”

–Gabriel Gonzalez, Reading In Motion Executive Director

We’re so excited for all the future has in store for our organization, and we’re eager to continue serving our country’s youngest readers in new ways! Reading In Motion has always been a community-centric organization, and we will maintain that focus on our community. That means YOU. We’re calling on our stakeholders now to provide guidance and support as we pilot our organization forward. Our work wouldn’t be possible without your help, and we encourage you to get involved by joining our Reading Ahead: Vision 2024 Steering Committee, serving on our Board of Directors, joining our Auxiliary Board, or making a donation in support of our programming.

Together, we can ensure every student is a reader!

Sincerely,

Jill Fraggos, Board Chair

Reading In Motion

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The winner for our Teacher Appreciation Giveaway is @thirdgdteach !!!!! Congratulations please DM us to claim your prize!
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On Cinco De Mayo, Reading In Motion wishes to highlight our Spanish program! In order to more effectively help our Spanish-speaking students, Reading In Motion adapted our English arts-based literacy program to bolster the fight against illiteracy in under-resourced communities. Our Spanish program is an entirely separate entity with fun and engaging songs, scripts, and lessons. The curriculum exists for Pre-K through 1st grade students.Meet Brenda, our dual language instructional coach. Brenda joined our team as an Extra Dosage Instructor in 2017. Brenda is fluent in both English and Spanish and does an amazing job with our Spanish classrooms. Happy Cinco De Mayo from Brenda and all of us at Reading In Motion!
On Cinco De Mayo, Reading In Motion wishes to highlight our Spanish program! In order to more effectively help our Spanish-speaking students, Reading In Motion adapted our English arts-based literacy program to bolster the fight against illiteracy in under-resourced communities. Our Spanish program is an entirely separate entity with fun and engaging songs, scripts, and lessons. The curriculum exists for Pre-K through 1st grade students.Meet Brenda, our dual language instructional coach. Brenda joined our team as an Extra Dosage Instructor in 2017. Brenda is fluent in both English and Spanish and does an amazing job with our Spanish classrooms. Happy Cinco De Mayo from Brenda and all of us at Reading In Motion!
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As children continue to face the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, Reading In Motion students still rise above. We need your help in guiding more children on the important journey to literacy as we adapt to the future needs of students all across our country. This year, with your support, our aim is to increase the number of learners who will have access to the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, at home, in pre-k centers, and beyond!
As children continue to face the challenges brought forth by the pandemic, Reading In Motion students still rise above. We need your help in guiding more children on the important journey to literacy as we adapt to the future needs of students all across our country. This year, with your support, our aim is to increase the number of learners who will have access to the tools they need to succeed in the classroom, at home, in pre-k centers, and beyond!
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Every child’s journey on the path to literacy is unique. With their teacher as their guide, our youngest learners start in pre-k, embarking on their voyage to literacy, unlocking mor e opportunities and potential within their young lives. Learning to read is an adventure in and of itself. The pandemic added stress and difficulty to students who were already struggling. Your support enabled us to continue to deliver the tools our youngest learners need to be successful readers in school and beyond!
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Thank you teachers from the bottom of our heart! Enter our 2022 Teacher Appreciation Week BOOK GIVEAWAY! Reading In Motion will supply your class with a class set of K-1 books.How To Enter: Follow Us on Instagram and Facebook (2 Entries), Like This Post (1 Entry), Share This Post to Stories and Tag Us (1 Entry). The winner will be selected on Monday, May 9th.#teacherappreciationweek #teachersofinstagram #teachersofig #teachers #weloveteachers #teacherlife
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The ability to read can provide so much color to a child’s world! In pre-K to second grade, students are learning to read. In third grade and beyond, students read to learn. With Reading In Motion’s exciting and engaging curriculum, customized support, and individualized coaching, students will have the tools they need to be successful. The ability to read is an opportunity deserving of every person, it empowers the imagination, enhances skills and for children, inspires potential when literacy development is so very important. Your help today may determine a child's ability to reach their potential as a future mathematician, historian, scientist, or author. Click the link in bio to Give!
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Reading In Motion was privileged to send out sets of books to several of our classrooms. We received this amazing picture from the Kindergarten class of George M Pullman Elementary School in Chicago, IL. Thank you for sharing your joy with us, Ms. Hall-Neely! #readersofinstagram
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