Title I

Weaverville Elementary School Title I Staff

Sarah Harrison, Title 1 Specialist

As the Title 1 Reading Specialist at Weaverville Elementary, I look forward to helping students become life-long readers.  I believe all students have a natural curiosity that leads to discovery and new learning. Books can open doors and take us to places we may only dream of in our lifetime.  

The Title 1 staff also consists of 2 Title I assistants who provide reading instruction to small groups of students each day.   

Please set aside time each night to read at home with your child.  Remember, even older students enjoy listening to familiar stories.  Happy Reading!

What is Title I?

Title I came into being as part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (better known as NCNB - No Child Left Behind in recent years) as a way to help students who were not eligible for school support from other programs. Funding for a school is based on the number of students receiving free or reduced lunch, but the services are available to all students. You can find more information at: http://www.ed.gov

What Does Being a Title I School Mean to Weaverville Elementary? 

Achieving Title I status at Weaverville Elementar has brought changes both in and out of the classroom. If you visit the school during the day, these are some of the differences you might notice:

  •  Each student spends 30 minutes every day reading at his or her reading level with a trained adult. If you should come to the school during your child's Leaders Achieve Time, you would notice students reading in three or four small groups in each classroom. Each group is led by a trained/qualified adult. Students are tested to find their instructional reading level (the level that they read making only a few errors). The focus of the small group lessons is designed specifically in response to teacher observations and are intended to move your child forward as a reader.

  • Staff members are exposed to more professional development and more instructional materials.

  • As a school we have increased our leveled book library for the school and created a leveled library for the Title I Staff.