Martinsville City Public Schools (MCPS) has been celebrating Read Across America Week by inviting special guest readers from our district and from our community to come read a story to a class of elementary or preschool students.
Clearview Early Childhood Center has also been doing a Teacher Tuck In each evening, during which one of our teachers reads students a bedtime story via Zoom.
Guest readers for this year’s Read Across America Week have included members of Martinsville City Council, school board members, firefighters, police, some of our high school basketball and football players, and others. A sampling includes:
- Retired Martinsville Fire Chief (and current part-time firefighter) Ted Anderson
- Martinsville City Council member Tammy Pearson
- Martinsville Codes Compliance Inspector Mark Price
- Martinsville Mayor LC Jones
- MCPS Assistant Superintendent of Instruction Dr. Angilee Downing
- MCPS Coordinator of Humanities and Advanced Learning Cary Wright
- MCPS Coordinator of Human Resources Yani Smith
- MCPS Superintendent Dr. Zebedee Talley