Sater helps Purdy students in reading program

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
The 20-year-old AmeriCorps reading coaches program in Purdy has helped students raise their reading skills with one-on-one interaction for 30 minutes every day. Kaylee Davis coached Charlie Thorpe on Friday. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com

The 20-year-old AmeriCorps reading coaches program in Purdy has helped students raise their reading skills with one-on-one interaction for 30 minutes every day.

The Purdy AmeriCorps reading coach program is aiming to help raise test scores in Purdy students. On Friday State Sen. David Sater, R-Cassville, visited the district and offered a helping hand during the program. Sater, and reading coach Jessica Smith, worked with Abbigail Keener as she determined real words from nonsense words. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
Purdy student Bentley Talbert works with AmeriCorps reading coach Dyanna Yarbro every day for 30 minutes to help improve his reading skills. On Friday, Michael Lanahan, director of the Business and Community Solutions Division at the Missouri Department of Economic Development, joined in to help. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
A program like AmeriCorps reading coaches in Purdy is possible thanks to the dedication of Purdy staff and community. Purdy program director Rena Neill, Missouri Community Service Commission program officer, Christina Johnson and Purdy preschool through sixth-grade principal discussed the AmeriCorps reaching coaches program on Friday. Jordan Privett/jprivett@cassville-democrat.com
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