Letter: Reading tutor gave 3,600 hours to help students succeed

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.

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 Minnesota Reading Corps, Amy Pedersen 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!

Amy works one-on-one or in small groups with students who need extra help building their skills. With Amy supplementing the excellent work our teachers are doing in their classrooms, we’ve seen wonderful growth. I especially have enjoyed watching her build strong relationships with the students she serves.

I couldn’t let the school year end without acknowledging Amy and all she has done to support our students. As Amy 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


Zelda Redfield

Reading Interventionist, Woodland Elementary School

Alexandria, MN

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