York Region Reaches Milestone 25 Years of Reading Recovery Success

In May the York Region District School Board (YRDSB) in Ontario celebrated their milestone achievement of 25 years of Reading Recovery implementation in their board. Many past and present Reading Recovery Teachers, Teacher Leaders, Administrators, Parents and Students attended an event to mark the achievement!

Janice Van Dyke, Central Region Reading Recovery Trainer presents a certificate to Heather Sears, Superintendent of Curriculum and Instructional Services

       In the past 25 years, over 22 000 students have been served in Reading Recovery in the YRDSB! In addition, over 800 teachers have been trained in Reading Recovery and have utilized their deep knowledge of literacy learning throughout all subsequent roles in their teaching careers.

In 2018-19, YRDSB has 206 teachers currently teaching Reading Recovery in 158 schools along with 27 teachers in training! On average 40 other students are supported by Reading Recovery teachers each and every day in their other roles.

The YRDSB Reading Recovery Leadership Team

The impact of Reading Recovery on students and their families has been tremendous and as a result the future is bright! More information about Reading Recovery in YRDSB can be found on their website.

Pam Jones, the first Reading Recovery Teacher Leader in YRDSB and an Ontario Reading Recovery Trainer cuts the cake to celebrate a milestone achievement!