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.