2017 Spring Benefit Luncheon

Join us for Team Read’s Spring Benefit Luncheon on Thursday, March 2nd at The Seattle Westin Hotel. Our annual fundraising event is a great opportunity to get to know the Team Read family and celebrate all that we’ve accomplished together. This year’s program, emceed by KING 5 news anchor Mark Wright, will feature a keynote address from well-known American librarian and author Nancy Pearl, as well as a video and presentation from one of our fifth-year reading coaches. A delicious plated lunch, dessert and refreshments will be served. Doors open at 11:30 am and the program begins promptly at 12 pm. $150 suggested donation  

Team Read Receives 2016 Pooled Fund Grant

  Team Read Receives 2016 Pooled Fund Grant Team Read is thrilled to announce that we have received a 2016 Pooled Fund Grant Award from the Washington Women’s Foundation to assist with our summer program! We are so grateful for this generous gift and look forward to providing reading tutoring for local students and jobs for teens for many years to come. “We are so excited to be partnering again with Washington Women’s Foundation. Their support is going to significantly increase our capacity to provide critical summer reading support to the students most impacted by the opportunity gap,” says Executive Director, Maureen Massey. Team Read was previously awarded a Pooled Fund Grant from WWF in 2006 that enabled us to serve more students by piloting 2 new program approaches.  The Reading Mentors program (8th graders volunteering as reading coaches) has become an integral part of our model. About the Washington Women’s Foundation Through our groundbreaking model of women-powered, collective philanthropy, Washington Women’s Foundation has awarded $16 million in transformational grants that have enabled not-for-profit organizations to improve lives, protect the environment, advance health and education and increase access to the arts throughout Washington state. All women are invited to join our strong and inclusive collective of informed women influencing community transformation – the challenges ahead of us are never as great as the power behind us. www.wawomensfoundation.org Photo by Raul Campoverde....

Highline Superintendent Visits Team Read

Highline Team Read teen coaches and their 2nd and 3rd grade readers at Hazel Valley Elementary were excited to welcome Superintendent Susan Enfield and Chief Curriculum & Instruction Officer Cathy Thompson, when they visited the program on January 5th. The Superintendent and Dr. Thompson were just as excited to meet the Evergreen High School Campus coaches and their students. “I’ve been a Team Read fan for a long time. I could not be more thrilled that Highline is benefiting from a partnership with Team Read. It’s a good opportunity for high school students and elementary school students to learn together,” said Dr. Enfield. As a former principal at two of Seattle Team Read’s partner elementary schools, Dr. Thompson is always impressed with the effectiveness of the program. “What I love most about Team Read is the relationship between the students and their reading coaches. The teens motivate the students to read more, try harder and persevere.” The pilot program at Highline Public Schools launched in October 2016 and has been a great success, thanks to the tremendous support and commitment of Hazel Valley Elementary Principal Casey Jeannot and Site Coordinator Kylen Boddie. Ms. Boddie, a classroom teacher at Hazel Valley Elementary, has dedicated

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New Team Read Site Coordinator Part of Education Dynasty

Interview with Shari Howard-Powell, Teacher and Team Read Site Coordinator at Thurgood Marshall Elementary What do you enjoy most about being a Site Coordinator for Team Read? Team Read is great! Our kids need this program. I love the enthusiasm of the students and the determination of the high school students.  Everyone is excited to come. I like making sure the program runs smoothly based on my standards and the standards of Team Read. What is most helpful for your students in Team Read? The one-on-one attention from a reading coach is very important. Students have a whole hour, every session, to read and do word work. In a classroom, they have to share their teacher with other students. I like the consistency and the routine of Team Read. The students always know what to expect when they arrive. When students are in Team Read, reading comprehension and fluency move forward faster. The students want to work with their tutors. What is it like stepping into this role as a new site coordinator? I was surprised at how well-trained the tutors are. I didn’t have to do any training with them. The materials are very well organized too. It’s a

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Team Read Alumnus: Marvin Eng

Job Title/Company: Volunteer Engagement Coordinator at Seattle’s Union Gospel Mission Reading Coach: September 2006 – June 2009 Team Read Ambassador: September 2009 – June 2010 Fun Fact: Marvin is the third person in his family to work for Team Read. His two older sisters were reading coaches for four years and participated in the Ambassador program. Team Read was my first “job” in high school and helped me develop a better sense of responsibility in my life. Professionally, I learned the basic skills of showing up to my job regardless of how busy I was. It taught me to prioritize and organize my time in order to stick to a commitment and continue coaching each week. I had to learn to come in with the right attitude each day or else my student would be affected by my negative demeanor. Personally, I learned patience figuring out how to engage with my student and build a relationship with her. We started off as strangers and as the year continued, she was still very reserved towards me. She spoke or shared very little about herself. When she refused to read or talk about it, I realized a lot of times my student was frustrated

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