“Lake Hills Book Giveaway Program: Creating Lifelong Readers”
Vicki Capestany Justine Szymala
Introduced by: Colleen Turner
Today’s presentation will include a PowerPoint slideshow entitled “Lake Hills Book Giveaway Program: Creating Lifelong Readers”. This program originally focused on Summer vacation and why it is important for children to read during the summer. This program has since been broadened to other school breaks as well (winter break, mid-winter break, and spring break). Included will be a testimony from one of the first grade teachers, whose students benefit from this program!
About the Speaker
Justine Szymala is a Literacy Facilitator at Lake Hills Elementary. She is in her 18th year of teaching and her 7th year at Lake Hills. She has lived and taught in various places including New York, New Jersey, and New Orleans. Justine was born in Poland and speaks Polish and Spanish, as well as English. As an immigrant and second language learner, she has developed a high level of love for supporting literacy and language learning.