ESES Real Men Read

Real Men Read at Eastside Elementary
Posted on 12/05/2022
An Eastside Elementary School literary tradition returned this year for a day filled with reading and inspiration. Real Men Read brings males from across Douglas County to read from the pages of their favorite books. This year’s community readers included Principals Dr. Chris Small and Keith Racine, James Strong, Juan Bell, Marty Guy, Marcus Harley, and many others.

Media Specialist Dr. Linda James says Eastside Elementary School hosts the popular event so students can see that teachers and librarians are not the only adults who value reading. “Success as an adult starts with acknowledging that reading is a valued skill and means of entertainment,” Dr. James said. “It is essential for students to see men in their community and men they view as role models are readers and hold the habit of reading in high regard.”

Principal Timothy Jenkins explains they host the event to seeReader with a Student during event students succeed. “We invite men to come because they make a difference,” said Principal Timothy Jenkins. “The students always greet our visitors with a warm welcome, and in return, our students receive support and encouragement. Volunteer readers reinforce the idea that reading is fun and the community cares.”

Eastside Elementary School will continue its love of literacy this spring with a “Ladies of Literacy” event. 
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