A Reading Star is Born

David Lewis is a first-year Reading Corps tutor from Thornton, CO. He is serving at Tarver Elementary in Adams 12 Five Star Schools and enjoys reading, writing, and cliff diving at Casa Bonita.  I wish you were there to see their faces… I’m talking about my first-third grade students, whom I work with on a…

The Right Thing, Right Now

Taleen Terjanian is serving in her first year as a Colorado Reading Corps literacy tutor at Vaughn Elementary in Aurora, CO. Taleen is from Holmdel, NJ and enjoys going to the park with her dog, cooking, eating, and biking. “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn,…

Driven to Serve

Evan Crimmins (left) is serving in his first year with Colorado Reading Corps at North Star Elementary School in Thornton, CO. He is from Sandwich, MA and enjoys reading, music, running, and writing. Two thousand and twenty-one miles, give or take half a mile, is how long the trip was. From Sandwich to Denver, it has…

One Syllable at a Time

  Olivia Birk is originally from Seattle, WA and currently serves at University Prep in Denver, CO. In her free time she enjoys unicycling, reading, writing, programming, and playing board games such as Magic: The Gathering, and Dungeons and Dragons. Her main goal for her year of service with Colorado Reading Corps is to improve…

A One-Year Crash Course in Service

Eric Rueth is originally from Merrill, WI and served at Leroy Drive Elementary in Northglenn, CO. He enjoys reading, playing soccer, running, and hiking. Eric will be returning to Colorado Reading Corps for a second year of service in 2014-15.  When asked what I do with the Colorado Reading Corps I would generally answer with something…

Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Corey Mastroianni is finishing up her first year as a Colorado Reading Corps literacy tutor and her second as an AmeriCorps member. Originally from Colorado Springs, Corey enjoys reading, skiing, hiking, and running and served at South Lakewood Elementary during the 2013-14 school year. My road to the Colorado Reading Corps has been a bit…