Reading Coach


Lebanaye Smalls' Webpage


Welcome to my webpage! I'm the Reading Coach here at E.B. Ellington Elementary.

Some interesting Facts about me...

I've been working in Charleston County School District for 10 years. I taught kindergarten for 6 years at Minnie Hughes Elementary. Then, I made a transition in my career and became the Master Reading Teacher for 2 years.  Currently, I am the Reading Coach here at the Eagles' Nest!!  I've had the privilege to share my expertise with all of the elementary schools in the Hollywood/Ravenel area. 

So, what's my "Role" here at the Eagles' Nest?

This is my second year as a reading coach.  My role here at E.B. Ellington is to assist teachers with the implementation and understanding of our reading/writing programs as well as with any other reading/instructional concerns. This year we are focusing on Reader's and Writer's Workshop. We will continue to implement Lucy Calkins writing curriculum for this year.  The teachers and students are doing an excellent job with the       writing curriculum. 

Our Reading goals at the "Eagles Nest" are....

To have students reading on or above grade level.
To teach students to appreciate literature and become life long readers.
To increase fluency and reading comprehension.

The man who does not read  good  books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.
                              -Mark Twain