Education Starts at Home - Encouraging Parents and Helping to Support Teachers through Local Initiatives

Apr 18, 2023 at 12:26 pm by WGNS News

Hear our 6-minute interview with Dr. Katie Schrodt below...

Rutherford County, TN - Teachers are in demand right now and school systems in not only Rutherford County, but throughout the country recognize the shortage of educators. The shortage of teachers has placed a heavier load on educators when compared to years past.

Dr. Katie Schrodt, associate professor of literacy at MTSU, told WGNS about a new campaign entitled “Difference Makers.” The campaign focuses on providing additional support for teachers… Schrodt is in the Department of Elementary and Special Education in the MTSU College of Education.


Education Starts at Home - Dr. Schrodt realizes that education starts at home, which is one reason why MTSU partners with Murfreesboro and Rutherford County Schools, along with  local non-profits like Read To Succeed to hold Family Literacy Nights… At the most recent event at John Pittard Elementary in Murfreesboro, over 100 families, around 275 children and their parents, showed up to take part. Hear the entire 6-minute interview / podcast above this article - below the photo. 


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