Dr. Robert Ingram Will Host a "Read to Lead" Reception


May 2, 2000
For Immediate Release
Contact: Suzanne Matthews
Fax: 305-995-2722

Dr. Robert B. Ingram, Board Member for District l, will host a "Read to Lead" reception and read-a-thon from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday, May 3, at Nathan B. Young Elementary School, 14120 N.W. 24th Avenue, Opa-locka.

The reception will be in celebration of the many accomplishments of students in District I and will feature notable guests reading to students from their favorite children's books. Former "Miami Vice star Phillip Michael Thomas will read as will Miami-Dade commissioners Barbara Carey-Schuler and Dornn Rolle, City of Miami Commissioner Arthur Teele, and Superintendent of Schools Roger C. Cuevas.

"Parents, our community, and the school district must work together to improve student achievement through reading. District 1 embarked on the "Read to Lead" initiative with the firm belief that reading expands students' ability to articulate thoughts, write, compute, and think. Reading also enlarges one's world and creates a vision for those who may not of had one," said Dr. Robert lngram. "May these reading adventures awaken each child and spark an interest in learning and a lifelong reading habit."

For more information contact Dr. lngram 's office at 305-995-1334.

To contact Dr. Ingram, please call 305-995-1340 or e-mail