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Teacher-Student Bond Enhances Classroom Libraries for Two JPPSS Schools

The relationship between teacher and student led to thousands of books being added to the libraries of two schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System.

Katy Graves is the current Superintendent of Schools for the Sag Harbor Union Free School District in New York. One of Graves’ former middle school students is current Theodore Roosevelt Middle teacher Katy Clayton. The two formed a partnership that led to the Sag Harbor district donating 2,000 books to Roosevelt Middle. Roosevelt students then paid that act of kindness forward by donating some of those books to Mildred Harris Elementary. Watch the video above to learn more about this enhancement to Roosevelt’s classroom libraries, or click through the video below to see students, staff, and Jefferson Parish School Board member Sandy Denapolis-Bosarge unpack these gifts.