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Meet your site coordinator
Michael Doughety is the site coordinator at SBCS. He runs the reading center and will be your go-to source for any questions you may have during your time as a reading partner. He is always available to share tips and tricks, review lessons, and help keep your student on track.
AmeriCorps Site Coordinator at Southwest Baltimore Charter School
As a lifelong lover of literacy, there are few things I deem to be as important for personal growth than a healthy relationship with reading. Baltimore is a wonderful city but it struggles in this area; more than eighty pecent of the 4th grade students in Baltimore are reading significantly below grade lebel and this is something that is not liekly to change without intervention. That's why I signed on to work with this organization. Reading Partners is a structured and effective curriculum that really does work. It not only gives struggling students that skills they need to succeed, but it reminds them that success is very much within their reach. For me, that is the most crucial and rewarding part of the work we do. Watching a student with little to no enthusiam for books become enthralled with the act of reading is like nothing else you will ever experience, and Reading Partners provides the opportunity to be an integral part of that process.
AmeriCorps Literacy Lead for Southwest Baltimore Charter School
Marty is excited to be a Literacy Lead this year and is determined to help his students improve their reading skills. Marty plans on working closely with Mike, SBCS staff, and Reading Partners staff in order to achieve the best results with his students. His favorite book in the reading center is Cats Sleep Anywhere, which he plans on reading to anyone who enters the reading center.
Meet the Reading Partners Team