Connie Spoden and her I READ student, Jamarian Phinnessee, have a banter that makes their tutoring session seem like a visit from a fun aunt.
But that doesn’t mean it’s just fun. Disguising the work of skill-building speaks to a talent Spoden developed over 32 years as a teacher in the Rockford Public Schools. Now retired, Spoden volunteers for I READ, a partnership between the United Way of Rock River Valley and the Literacy Council. Read more about volunteering on our blog.