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Dear Matthew A. Henson Elementary School Partner,
Muhammad Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.” On behalf of the staff, families and scholars at Matthew A. Henson, I want to thank you for exemplifying Ali’s quote. Your effort around volunteerism, collaboration and partnership have been remarkable. - Principal Guzman
Meet Your Site Coordinator: Arnetra Burnett
Arnetra Burnett is the site coordinator at Matthew A. Henson. She runs the reading center and will be your go-to source for any questions you may have during your time as a reading partner. She is always available during your tutoring session to share tips and tricks, review lessons, and help keep your student on track.
Senior AmeriCorps Site Coordinator at Matthew A. Henson Elementary
This is my second year with Reading Partners as a Site coordinator. I started as a volunteer at the Historic Samuel Coleridge Taylor Elementary School. My favorite childrens book is the Phantom Tollbooth which is about a boy named Milo who has too much time on his hands and nothing to do. I love the magic of reading- I feel that I discover a small peice of something with every book that I read. My goal for this year is to strengthen my relationship to the MAH school community by engaging with teachers and their class, meeting with parents, and hosting literacy events in the reading center.
Meet Your Literacy Lead: Eric Boelsche
Senior AmeriCorps Literacy Lead at Matthew A. Henson Elementary
I grew up in Lubbock, Texas, and I moved to Baltimore just over ten years ago. I graduated with a degree in Theatre Studies from Towson University and now I am a local actor that moonlights so I can perform in plays and pursue my passion. I love this city and all of its charm. I'm proud to be serving my second year with Americorps in Baltimore to work to close the literacy gap. My favorite children's book is "Oh the places you'll go!" by Dr. Seuss. I feel that it properly exhibits all of the facets of life with honest, quotable Dr. Seuss-like poetry. I love reading and I hope to teach many more students to appreciate and love it as I do. I am eternally grateful to have the opportunity to teach another year through Reading Partners.
Meet Your Regional Site Coordinator: Patrick Gardullo
Senior AmeriCorps Regional Site Coordinator for Baltimore
I completed my bachelor’s degree in psychology with a minor in German in 2014. A son, nephew, and grandson of teachers, I am passionate about teaching, and have been teaching and tutoring for eight years. I am currently a member of the prestigious Reading Partners AmeriCorps team and it is my pleasure to be serving a second year in my hometown of Baltimore. I love learning and I especially enjoy reading, painting, and sailing. One of my favorite things to teach is literacy, and I look forward to the continuing opportunity to help the students of Baltimore view this subject as something they can master and enjoy!