L-S staff attends reading development training (Hometown Press article)

posted Jul 7, 2017, 10:30 PM by Shane Ehresman

The elementary staff at Lynnville-Sully School participated in two days of reading professional development June 26-27 in Denise Brillhart's room. The focus of the training was on Path to Reading Excellence in School Site (PRESS).

“It’s pretty amazing to get almost the entire staff here for two days to get a jumpstart on the 2017-18 year,” said Teri Bowlin, L-S PreK-8 Principal. “Talk about a committed group of educators!”

The teachers reviewed their students' data for the students they will be teaching in the 2017-18 school year. Lynnville-Sully’s reading specialist from Heartland AEA, Janelle Thompson, and professional learning and leadership consultant, Kelly Schloss, led the training.

Path to Reading Excellence in School Site (PRESS) is a framework that structures literacy achievement in grades K-5 within a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) or Response to Intervention (RtI) context. The primary goal of PRESS is to work with teachers and administrators to establish school-based systems and practices for all K-5 students to become capable readers.