Read Aloud West Virginia of Berkeley County
Read Aloud West Virginia of Berkeley County is the local chapter of Read Aloud West Virginia, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to motivating children to want to read. The goal is to inspire a life-long love of reading that will enrich their lives and serve as a foundation for learning.Read Aloud offers programs in public education, book distribution, volunteer readers and classroom enrichment. Working in cooperation with Berkeley County Public Schools, Read Aloud placed volunteer readers in more than 200 classrooms, reaching thousands of students in 21 primary, elementary, and intermediate schools during the 2017-2018 school year. In 2018-2019, Pikeside Learning Center is taking part in the program, giving Read Aloud a presence in 22 schools.
Our Volunteer Readers
During the 2017-2018 school year, 175 Read Aloud certified volunteers read to Berkeley County students in prekindergarten through grade 5. Readers are welcomed into the classrooms each week as friends, and form bonds with the students (and teachers) as they share their love for reading with young people.Those interested in becoming Read Aloud volunteers are asked to take part in one approximately 90-minute orientation session before being placed in a classroom. Sessions are scheduled throughout the year, and will be announced in local news media, on the Berkeley County chapter's Facebook page, and on the Read Aloud page atwww.berkeleycountyschools.org.If you are interested in becoming a Read Aloud volunteer, or have any questions about the program, contact any of the local board members or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read Aloud Berkeley County Board Members:
Bob Fleenor (chapter president) -- 304-267-4899, 304-839-6749, email@example.comMarsha Dodson -- 304-261-0354, firstname.lastname@example.orgEllen Turner (school coordinator liaison) -- 304-671-2000, email@example.comCasey Willson (volunteer reader trainer) -- 304-838-4714, firstname.lastname@example.orgDana Phelps (volunteer reader trainer) -- email@example.comPaula Hoffman (Berkeley County Public Schools academic coach) -- firstname.lastname@example.orgJoyce Ashworth -- email@example.comLynne Seibert Steptoe -- 304-582-5109, firstname.lastname@example.orgPam Parsons -- 304-283-2032; email@example.com