Greenville Elementary School
Mrs. Edwinna Thomas

      Welcome to the 2017-2018 School Year! It is my pleasure to serve as a literacy specialist for Greenville City Schools. This is my thirteenth year in that position in the district. Prior to working in Greenville, I had a similar job as a literacy coach in Texas for five years. In addition to being a literacy coach, throughout my many years as an educator, I have taught the following:  kindergarten, first, second, and third grade self-contained, third and fourth grade gifted, and sixth grade language arts.

      I have a degree in elementary education and early childhood from Asbury University, a master's degree in curriculum and educational leadership from Wright State University, and certifications in gifted education and T.E.S.O.L. In 2004, I trained at the Ohio State University to become a primary Literacy Collaborative literacy coach. My intermediate literacy specialist training was completed in Texas where I subsequently trained other teachers while working as an adjunct professor through the University of St. Thomas and ALIEF ISD in Houston. 
      It is now my pleasure to coach literacy teachers in Greenville City Schools, and assist them with their efforts to provide high quality, engaging, research-based literacy instruction to students. If your child needs individual or small group additional support with reading, I may have the pleasure of working with him/her at different times during the school year.  
      I look forward to working in the new Greenville School complex.  We are fortunate to have such a well-equipped, beautiful facility for students and staff. Thank you for your continued community support in making our school possible!

"If you think education is expensive, try ignorance."

                                                     ~  Derek Bok, President, Harvard University

Success in School Starts at Home

Make sure your child gets a good night's sleep and eats breakfast at home or at school.  

Mark your calendar with important dates from monthly teacher newsletters and from our school webpage.  

Designate a quiet place to do homework.  Turn off the TV, video games, etc.  

Read the school homework policy posted on my webpage and in the student planner.

Make sure the student folder/homework folder comes to school daily.

Select a routine spot to put backpacks and lunch boxes. 

Establish a "drop spot" where you will "see it to sign it" if your child goes to bed before you come home.





Teacher Newsletters
Reading is as Easy as 1-2-3
Tips for Parents
Go beyond "Sound it out," when helping your child learn unknown words.
Reading Levels Chart and Leveled Books for Children
Recommended books for DRA levels 18 and higher
Is your child reading on grade level? The chart indicates reading targets for students in grades K-4.
School Library Journal Best Books 2017
Check out the School Library Journal's top picks for 2017!
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