Working together through continuous learning to improve the quality of life for all in DeKalb County, Indiana
An education initiative of the Community Foundation of DeKalb County

Our 3rd Grade Literacy Team

Carrie Alday McKenney-Harrison Elementary, DeKalb Central School District
Rebecca Carothers Early Childhood Education, Ivy Tech Northeast
Sherry Crisp-Ridge DeKalb Central Preschool
Doug Lockwood DeKalb County HOPE, Hefty Wealth
Paula Mercer DeKalb County community
Deanna Richardson McKenney-Harrison Elementary, DeKalb Central School District
Chuck Schmidt DeKalb County HOPE, Inc.
Pam Shoemaker J.R. Watson Elementary, DeKalb Central School District
Kristi Surfus J.E. Ober Elementary, Garrett-Keyser-Butler School District
Julia Tipton DeKalb Central School District
Michelle Wagner J.R. Watson Elementary, DeKalb Central School District
Susan Whittington Learning Link Steering Committee, DeKalb Reads Coordinator
Marcy Winterholter Lakewood Park Christian School
Amy Yoder Lakewood Park Elementary School

The work of each Learning Link action team is to:

  • create evaluation tools for measuring progress;
  • collect specific baseline data against which to measure progress;
  • work together to ensure clear communication between and among the action teams, the steering committee and the community at large;
  • work to facilitate communication between and among the community’s sectors, organizations and entities; and
  • perform these duties while always objectively considering what is best for the overall vision of the community rather than the interests of any one segment of the community.