Hitting a Home Run in the Classroom

Ms. Esperansa is one of the first students CIS Project Manager, LaShun Neal, met upon starting with Communities in Schools at T.A. Sims Elementary. She was very shy and hesitant to open up. After a month or so, Esperansa asked Ms. Neal if she could read one of the books in her office about children with divorced parents. Esperansa said “I need to learn about this and I may need help because I have difficulty reading.” She was very excited when Ms. Neal gave her a highlighter and told her to highlight the words...

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