This month we are honoring Ms. Lucinda Flores from Collins Garden Elementary as our Site Director of the Month! Ms. Flores has been at Collins Garden in SAISD since 2008. She is the school’s Librarian and has served as our Site Director for the past six years.
Ms. Flores has done a phenomenal job by making our program come to life at Collins Garden. She is always present and helpful to our staff, volunteers, and students in anything and everything they need. “I love the SAYL Program! The SAYL staff makes it easy and the Reading Buddies are well prepared to work with the students,” commented Ms. Flores.
As a librarian she understands the importance of showing our youth the value of reading and the power of knowledge that will stick with them throughout their lives. “It’s nice to see the kids laughing and smiling with their Reading Buddies. They have so many other distractions these days; competing with electronics. The Reading Buddies are role models for the students, helping them find books they are interested in reading and having that rapport with them. The students are always asking when their Reading Buddies are coming, and other students that are not in the program ask me when they can get a Reading Buddy.” added Flores.
We are beyond grateful to have a wonderful individual, like Ms. Flores to be a part of the Reading Buddy Program and we thank her for the fantastic work she has done for SAYL. Thank you, Ms. Flores!