Creating Community Connection by Reading with Our Elders

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Many elders are suffering from increased depression and dementia due to isolation during COVID-19.

Students build confidence from reading aloud. Comprehension improves when loving adults read with them, ask questions, discuss the reading.

So, we brought 12 students together with 12 elders to read, dialogue, connect and share.

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Keisha Snead

SPPF Academic Leader

B.S. in Elementary Education,Cum Laude, FAMU 1996

I have served 24 years within the Elementary school setting in various instructional roles.  I have also served as the Mentor Coordinator for new and returning teachers. 


I have led professional development for faculty at several schools within Pinellas County.  I have coached colleagues in the understanding and delivery of the standards of reading and writing.  My love for learning is what drives my passion for teaching.  When I look into the eyes of a scholar who needs me, that is where I find my passion!