Beth Duda

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Tell us a little about yourself I am humbled and proud to be lead consultant for The Patterson Foundation working on the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. I have made many deposits in my "Bank of Experience” over the years, which have led me to a passionate desire to better the lives of children. I have been labeled a director, a writer, an administrator, a producer, an actor, a marketing executive, a modern day renaissance woman, and a teaching artist. I have performed in front of audiences numbering over 1500, I have taught thousands of workshops for students as young as 3 and as old as 82, I’ve mentored teachers, developed arts integration experiences, and created numerous plays that have touched and entertained over 55,000 young audience members. How lucky I feel to be able to dedicate myself to work that will result in a better quality of life for young people, their families, and their communities.

What Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Community are you a part of? If not a current GLR community member, choose GLR Staff or Consultant, Partner Organization, Funder or Incoming Community. FL SARASOTA

Title Lead Initiative Consultant CGLR

Organization The Patterson Foundation

City and State Sarasota, FL

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The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading is 18 months old, which prompted us to schedule a Community Update Breakfast on October 20th to look at our efforts thus far, examine our current work, and align our aspirations for the future. Over 200…
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Click to read: The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Newsletter, June edition features articles about Summer Learning, Vroom booths, involvement in Day of Hope activities, and a link to a two-minute video featuring Tampa Bay Rays' star, Evan…
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The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading was recently featured on PBS station WEDU.  Footage includes Read Across America Day, Ellen Galinsky's visit to Florida's Suncoast, and VROOM. Click here to view.
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Three hundred families became Vroom Pioneers in the Suncoast region of Florida, piloting the use of Vroom and providing regular feedback.  These Vroom Pioneers celebrated the end of the pilot at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, FL.  This s…
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The Community Foundation of Sarasota County, Embracing Our Differences, The Patterson Foundation, and United Way of Manatee County joined together to celebrate Dr. Seuss' messages of tolerance and the joy of reading on March 2, 2016. Across the Sunc…
"The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading celebrated Read Across America, reading to over 6,000 children in two counties. It was a wonderful outpouring of volunteerism and a great deal of fun."
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The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading celebrated the winners of our Attendance Awareness Poster Contest by inviting them to experience Circus Sarasota with their families. We had 38,000 posters created with the message, Every Day Counts.
As…
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January 11th we announced the 27 regional winners of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Attendance Awareness Poster Contest.
You may view the selected posters by clicking on this link: Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Regional Wi…
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by Beth Duda, Lead Consultant for the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level ReadingAuthors notes: Manatee County, FL hosted a Remote Area Medical USA, clinic on November 21st and 22nd.  RAM, founded in 1985 by Stan Brock, the former host of the TV serie…
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We have two counties participating. Sarasota County had 40 schools send us winning posters, and Manatee County had 43 schools send us winning posters. We've assembled a team of 5 judges to pick the regional winners. In January, we will be p…"
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The first round of winners has been selected. We had 83 schools participate! Read about our progress:

During the summer of 2015, the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading began working with the School District of Manatee County and Sarasota Cou…
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Recently, there was a Letter to the Editor published in the Sarasota Herald Tribune with a negative tone regarding one of our initiatives. Our team responded right away. We are including the original letter and our response in hope it will be useful…
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