Georgia's First Lady Reads At Area Elementary School

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By: Kara Duffy
April 24, 2013

Thomasville, GA - Georgia Governor Nathan Deal's wife, Sandra, stopped by Brookwood Elementary School Wednesday morning to read to students, and even shared a poem written by the Governor.

It's all part of the state-wide initiative, "Read Across Georgia."

The First Lady said the initiative is something her and her husband are very passionate about.

"We want every child in this state to be able to choose whether or not they want to go to college or a technical school and hold a good job," she said. "We want that to be a choice and we feel like this gives them that choice, if we can get them proficient at reading at an early age."

The First Lady also made stops to elementary schools in Brooks and Grady County to read to young learners.

Press Release: Brooks County Schools

The 1st Lady of Georgia, Mrs. Sandra Deal visited Quitman Elementary School on April 24th. After greeting the teachers, students and staff, Mrs. Deal visited Ms. Sloans Pre-K class. She first read her husband's poem, "Learning to Read" and then proceeded to enlighten the students with the Elizabeth Brown story book, "What I'd Like To Be."

She is photographed with the Class, Parapros, Teachers, Superintendent Debra Folsom, State Representative Amy A Carter, Brooks County School Board President, Dr. Nancy Dennard, Principal Patty Hancock, Academic Coach Melissa James and Assistant Principal Kendrick Moody.