Beverly Borduin, Executive Director
Retired Principal, Grant Elementary School, Columbia Public Schools

John Wright

Peter Stiepleman

Assistant Superintendent of Elementary Ed.
Columbia Public Schools

ke Gemkow
Director and Teacher
Grant Montessori Preschool

Jennifer Wingert
, Grant Elementary School

Columbia Public Schools

Rollins Reading Company
PO Box 7857
Columbia, MO 65205-7857

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The Rollins Reading Company
A Missouri 501(c)3 Non-Profit

Mission Statement

The Rollins Reading Company is a Missouri 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to improving the literacy achievement of children in early education. Rollins Reading partners with Columbia Public Schools and others to support the following literacy programs:
  • Grant Montessori Preschool. (Twenty children served, ten of whom are provided with scholarships based on certain eligibility criteria.)
  • "Double Dose" Program. (Reading instruction for kindergarten through second graders who are behind their peers in literacy.)
  • Columbia Community Montessori. Provides scholarship money to support children from low-income families at this not-for-profit preschool in Columbia,MO.)
  • Book Bags. (Children receive books at their reading level for their libraries at home.)

Rollins Reading has also supported the following programs in the past years:

  • Learn 2 Save. (A literacy and finance program for children to learn about saving money while they read great books.)
  • Field Trips. (Grade level trip to St. Louis Zoo, trip between schools for a learning activity.)

We Believe that...

  • Quality early childhood literacy instruction increases:
    •  the success of children in school now and in the future
    • graduation rates from high school/college
    • gainful employment after high school/college
    • the quality of life in our community
  • Children who learn how to take charge of their own literacy have greater success in school.
  • Data informs our decision making to ensure the literacy programs are producing the desired achievement outcomes.
  • Building partnerships with public and private sectors strengthens the literacy programs for our children.USDA
    Nondiscrimination Statement:  In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


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