SAYL is excited to announce that our November Site Director of the Month goes to Dr. Tiffany Farias-Sokoloski, the Implementation Specialist at Douglass Academy in SAISD. Dr. Farias has done a terrific job with our Reading Buddy Program this year, and past years as well. We could not thank her enough for all the support, effort, and time she has given to her students and our wonderful Reading Buddies. We recently have gained a partnership with the UTSA work study program, which allows students to earn work hours by helping the teachers on campus with their students and by also participating in the Reading Buddy Program. Dr. Farias couldn’t have been more welcoming to the idea and is excited to see her students excel this school year.
“We really enjoy working with SAYL. The students feel special, they have someone to come see just them and share a book. They have stories to share with their teacher about what they did with their Reading Buddy. We’ve seen changes in attitude for the better,” Dr. Farias shared. “Reading Buddies bring their own approach and variety of ways to understand and grasp the concept of text.”
We love working with Dr. Farias and appreciate all the support she provides for the SAYL program and most importantly, her students and teachers at Douglass.