Karen Harter, Holmes Elementary School Grade 2 Special Education Teacher:
Karen committed extra time and energy to mastering how to use the new iPads last year in her classroom. Her students grew tremendously as readers and writers, as they were inspired to create many books on topics of interest on their iPads. Her students created student videos of themselves reading and then set personal goals for growth. She also continuously researches best practices for her students and seeks out community supports to help her students develop academic and social skills. Additionally, she has worked with parents and teachers to bring little reading libraries to our school community, offering families access to books year round.