COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 29

September 30, 2008

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Linda M. Wallinger

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Herma's Readers

 

Herma's Readers is a nonprofit organization developed by the family of Frank Beamer, football coach at Virginia Tech, to honor his mother, Herma, who was a teacher for over 30 years. The purpose of the organization is to promote, encourage and support reading for students in kindergarten through third grade throughout elementary schools in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Herma's Readers are current and former Virginia Tech athletes, coaches, and dignitaries who are available to visit schools throughout the state to promote reading by reading to students in kindergarten through third grade.

 

Additional information regarding Herma's Readers, including information on requesting a school visit from a reader, can be found at www.hermasreaders.com.

 

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