Read Across America

NEOEA-Retired will be celebrating NEA’s Read Across America starting on March 1 and continuing into the month.  We will read to students across NEOEA.  Retired readers are needed to read in classrooms, libraries, or at other events.  Active teachers have found this to be an exciting program to bring to their schools.  If you can spend some time reading to children, please contact Beryl Burkle, NEOEA-R Read Across America Chairperson, at or 330-659-3928.

The Board of Directors of NEOEA has provided a generous grant to buy new books to leave where we read.  The bookplate inside the front cover will say, “Shared by North Eastern Ohio Education Association Retired Members 2017.”

Remember — “You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read with a child.” — Dr. Seuss.

Gary Hollow created YouTube videos from some recent Read Across America events. If you would like to be included for next year, please let us know your schedule and location.  If you have your own photos send them to Linda Grunden at the NEOEA.  You pick the day, the time and the place.  We will help you have a wonderful RAA experience.  Let students know the joy of reading is a lifelong skill and it is fun.

The NEOEA Retired Read Across America YouTube videos:

Here are links to the OEA and NEA Read Across America pages, each with valuable information about planning a reading event:

If you would like to volunteer to read or assist at an event, let us know: