Carol Nicholson: Building a Legacy through Literacy

Front Porch Magazine
April 2014 (pg 11)

Carol Nicholson knows it’s going to be an interesting day when she hears students in her classroom talking about their latest reading passage on “schmeat”.  Their laughter and teasing over the mystery meat is music to her ears, as it means they are actively engaged in their learning.  Nicholson’s literacy intervention program at Spotsylvania’s Battlefield Middle School has students interacting with literature, learning reflectively, and experiencing real success in a subject that has long seemed incomprehensible to them.