Washington Unified is excited to be partnering with Fresno State’s Kremen School of Education and Human Development on a unique teacher training opportunity. The Early Literacy Partnership will focus on the English Language Development of students by providing classes for Fresno State’s aspiring teachers at West Fresno Elementary School. This Fall, 30 Fresno State students will work one-on-one with select students in Kindergarten through second grade to improve their literacy skills. Fresno State students, called teacher mentors, will be supervised by their professors and by mentor teachers on site. The program not only provides one-on-one instruction for students, but gives Fresno State’s students the chance to gain hands-on experience in the classroom.
Washington Unified would like to thank the following Fresno State educators, without whom this partnership would not have been possible: Dr. Cathy Yun, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education, Dr. Selena E. Van Horn, Assistant Professor, Dr. Lisa Bennett, Multiple Subject Coordinator/Assistant Professor, and Dr. Colleen Torgerson, Partnership Coordinator/Professor, Special Education Director, Learning Communities, Undergraduate Division.