VIPs Read Aloud to Children at New Rochelle's Jefferson Elementary School

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NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Mayor Noam Bramson, New York State Senator George Latimer, Hon. Susan Kettner (City Court of New Rochelle), New Rochelle Schools Interim Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Korostoff, New Rochelle Board of Education President David Lacher and many others dignitaries read to children at Jefferson Elementary School in New Rochelle, NY as part of the 12th annual New York State Great Read Aloud.
 
 Listening to books being read aloud is a tremendous learning tool for children. It helps with fluency, especially for those students who are learning English as a second language.
 
 Here is a partial list of the VIPs that attended today's event:
 Noam Bramson, Mayor, New Rochelle
 Senator George Latimer, NY State Senator
 Dr. Jeffrey Korostoff, Interim Supt., New Rochelle Schools
 David Lacher, President, New Rochelle Board of Education
 Hon. Susan Kettner, City Court of New Rochelle
 Thomas Straehle, Detective, New Rochelle Police Department
 Sam Gomez , Youth Bureau, New Rochelle Dept. of Recreation
 Amy Puerto, Asst. District Attorney, Westchester County - Special Prosecutions Division
 Dr. Ruth Zealand, The College of New Rochelle
 Timothy C. Iodoni, County Clerk, Westchester County (Former Mayor of New Rochelle)
 Electra Davis, Owner, Dudley’s Restaurant
 Pete Ruf, Sports Journalist, News
 
 VIPs gathered at the school library before fanning out into school and reading to children in various classrooms.

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