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Substitute Teacher Rita Baumgart Receives Gleason Grant for Reading Friends at Hodgkins School

Please join us in congratulating Rita Baumgart, Substitute/Center Support at Argonne, for being honored with a Gleason Grant.  Reading Friends at Hodgkins School will be receiving a check for $250 in her name. This is Rita’s sixth year with the program and she is impressed with the progress the students make during the year.  She works with 3rd grade children, having them read out loud to her for 15-20 minutes each session to develop their literacy skills and build their self esteem.  Rita says that these funds will be used to replace books.

Our special thanks to Diane Trister Dodge, Founder of Teaching Strategies, a member of the Bright Horizons Education Advisory Board and a friend of the Foundation. Her generous donation in honor of retired Foundation President, Dave Gleason, supports the Gleason Grant Program.