Success Stories

Teacher Testimonials


“This year I had three students participate in the program. All three students came in reading at a DRA level 4, which is a Kindergarten level. All three made remarkable growth and are now reading on or above grade level. This program is invaluable to my students and we are very thankful for it!”

 ~Meghan Carman, 1st-Grade Teacher, Apopka Elementary


“Each and every student who has been a part of Read2Succeed has made so much growth. Not only did my students grow academically with their fluency in reading and comprehension but also as students. One student in particular was very shy at the beginning of the year. She slowly started opening up to me but it was just me. When she started to work with one of the volunteers she quickly became this burst of energy and wanted to share everything, which is awesome! She has grown so much this year and she couldn’t have done it without her volunteer!”

~Morgan Drohan, 1st-Grade Teacher, Bonneville Elementary


“On behalf of first grade, we want to express our gratitude. The Read2Succeed program has been absolutely wonderful in helping our lowest-performing students increase in reading, vocabulary, and writing. We are very happy to have had this program in place here at Rock Springs Elementary, and want to thank all of the volunteers who donated their time to help our students improve. We would love to have this program in place next year.”

~First Grade Teacher Team, Rock Springs Elementary


“Due to the hard work of our students and the collaborative efforts of Mrs. Paxton along with the teachers, 100% of our 3rd-grade students successfully passed the FSA Reading Assessment. This is a huge success — many of our students came in reading at a 1st-grade level. Many thanks to Mrs. P!"

~Cheniqua Jackson, 3rd-Grade Teacher, Washington Shores