Press And Journal photo by Debra Schell- Steelton-Highspire School District, in partnership with the Capital Area Intermediate Unit, received a $5,000 literacy grant from Verizon.
Verizon Reads is a grant that supports the training of teachers to improve literacy strategies, said Karen Ruddle, CAIU Curriculum Specialist.
This is the last year that funds will be available for the three-day professional development training of 40 elementary school teachers, Ruddle said.
School district officials accepted the grant from Chris Brennan, of Verizon, at the elementary school on May 14.
From left: Iris Brown, SHSD district coordinator, Tim Wendling, elementary school principal, Karen Ruddle, CAIU Curriculum Specialist, Chris Brennan, director of external affairs with Verizon, Kathleen Eich, CAIU consultant, and Jan Baumgardner, the elementary school literacy supervisor.