High school senior credits Reading Recovery for U.S. Presidential Scholar recognition, BDN reports

The Bangor Daily News interviewed Old Town High School senior and U.S. Presidential Scholar Emma Hargreaves, who credits Reading Recovery for helping her overcome early struggles to achieve academic success. “It changed the trajectory of my life,” Hargreaves told the BDN. The University of Maine Training Center for Reading Recovery and Comprehensive Literacy provides professional development for Reading Recovery teacher leaders, who train other educators in schools throughout the state. These specially trained teachers provide 12 to 20 weeks of one-on-one lessons to first-grade students who experience difficulty reading and writing. Hargreaves spoke last fall at UMaine’s College of Education and Human Development about how important Reading Recovery was in her life. She will speak to a gathering of Reading Recovery teachers May 23 as part of the 2019 Suzanne W. Cole Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Institute.