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 book distribution, volunteer readers, reader-friendly classrooms, and community engagement. Working in cooperation with Berkeley County Public Schools, Read Aloud places certified volunteer readers in classrooms in 22 primary, elementary, and intermediate schools.
Our Volunteer Readers
Read Aloud certified volunteers are reading to Berkeley County students in prekindergarten through grade 5. Readers are welcomed into the classrooms in person or virtually 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 at www.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.com
Ellen Turner (school coordinator liaison) -- 304-671-2000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Casey Willson (volunteer reader trainer) -- 304-839-4714, email@example.com
Marilyn Kinyon -- 304-229-1854, firstname.lastname@example.org
Beverly Hoffmaster (Instructional Specialist, Berkeley County Schools) -- email@example.com
Lynne Seibert Steptoe -- 304-582-5109, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dana Phelps (volunteer reader trainer) -- email@example.com
Sandy Cookus -- 304-263-6898, firstname.lastname@example.org
Linda Henry -- 304-671-7837, email@example.com
Caitlin Carson -- 304-820-3467, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gretchen Matz -- 304-274-6538, email@example.com