In Education and other areas, one of the biggest issues facing underserved communities is lack of access to information. The Westside Gazette will continue to serve as a resource to keep our community informed.
With that in mind, The Westside Gazette will begin to run a monthly column called, “The Education Connection.” This column will be comprehensive with a mission to enlighten readers about issues involving all areas of education. What’s unique about, “The Education Connection” is we will integrate the pillars of Education; Academics, Mindfulness, Advocacy, Mental Health Awareness, and Wellness while, “connecting” them with the myriad of activities, events, historical and cultural life of South Florida.
In addition, “The Education Connection” seeks to serve as a resource for insights into the latest research, interviews with experts, practical techniques, and provide both local and online resources for readers to get additional help and more information. Our goal is to keep our community connected.
Stay connected. Knowledge is power and ACCESS is the key! Look for, “The Education Connection”.
About the Columnist:
Kimberly Harmon began her career as a 1st grade teacher. During her the ure, she became a; Standardized Test Evaluator, Reading Interventionist, Literacy Coach, Supervisor, Speaker, Author and Adjunct Professor. She taught a Masters’ Level course training teachers in Early Intervention.
Upon retiring and relocating to South Florida, she started the non-profit organization, Read2Achieve Inc. The mission is to close the achievement gap by equipping parents and educators with access to strategies and techniques to support and empower educators and parents of struggling readers.
Kimberly is a member of the; American Psychological Association, International Literacy Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Reading Recovery Council of North America, and local chapters of the; National Alliance of Black School Educators, United Nations Association, Urban League of Broward County Entrepreneurship Center, Broward County Black Chamber of Commerce, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Zeta Rho Omega Chapter.
Kimberly Harmon can be reached at Read2AchieveInc@gmail.com or visit her website, www.Read2Achieve.net.