Media Alert: State Superintendent To Visit Harford County Kindergarten Class

'Read Across Maryland' Celebration Continues

For Immediate Release                                            Contact: William Reinhard, 410.767.0486

Baltimore, MD (March 12, 2014)

WHO:             State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery
                        Harford County Superintendent Barbara Canavan
                        Dr. Susan Brown, Acting Executive Director of Curriculum, Instruction and
                        Principal Peter Carpenter
                        Kindergarten students at Emmorton Elementary School

WHAT:          Dr. Lowery will be reading to children as part of the annual “Read Across Maryland” celebration.  The Maryland State Department of Education, MSDE’s Division of Library Development and Services, and MSDE’s Division of Curriculum, Assessment and Accountability have joined with the Governor’s Office to celebrate this annual event throughout March.  The event highlights the importance of reading by setting aside thirty minutes a day to read.  With the slogan, “Thirty Minutes for Thirty Days,” students and library customers alike are encouraged to download a Read Across Maryland reading log, record their progress for the month, and upload the log to the Read Across Maryland website (


WHEN:          1:30 p.m., Friday, March 14
WHERE:       Emmorton Elementary School
                        2505 S. Tollgate Road
                        Bel Air, MD  21015
                        (410) 638-3920