02-15-07 S&S Elementary students will now enjoy a new reading room, in memory of a teacher who taught students how to read. S&S community members dedicated the Linda Thoms Reading Room Thursday night.
The room is inside the school library comprised of her personal book and furniture donated by her family. Mrs. Thoms taught at S&S Elementary for 20 years. She died of cancer just before the school year started in August.
Her passion was teaching students to read.
"She was very proud of the fact that if a kid went through her classroom they would be reading. "Instead of saying reasons why a kid wasn't reading she would tell you where the kid was and how soon they were going to be where they needed to be."
In addition to Mrs. Thom's personal book collection, anyone can donate books to the reading room.