Letter: Reading tutor at West Central Area helps students achieve

The following is a letter to the editor submitted to the newspaper by a reader. It does not necessarily reflect the views of the Echo Press. To submit a letter, send it to or Echo Press, P.O. Box 549, Alexandria, MN 56308.

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To the editor:

As the school year comes to a close, I’m writing today to celebrate someone who has dedicated the last four years to supporting our students.

As an AmeriCorps member with Reading Corps, Penny Anderson has focused on providing our students with extra practice and support to improve their reading skills. Over the past four years, she has given a total of 3,600 hours to help our students succeed!

Penny works one-on-one or in small groups with students who need extra help building their skills. With Penny supplementing the excellent work our teachers are doing in their classrooms, we’ve seen wonderful growth.

Penny has been an invaluable part of our school community. Having this extra support has been vital. It’s been amazing to see the transformations in our students.


I couldn’t let the school year end without acknowledging Penny and all she has done to support our students. As Penny moves on to her next adventure this summer, we’ll have big shoes to fill in the fall. If you’re interested in joining our team as a reading tutor, please visit

Sara Peterson

Reading Corps Internal Coach

WCA South Elementary

Kensington, MN


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