Holabird Elementary/Middle School

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We are thrilled to have you join us as a volunteer tutor with Reading Partners! If this is your first time visiting this scheduling site, please click on 'Choose your tutoring schedule.'  If you have already set up your tutoring schedule and would like to review or modify the schedule, please click on 'Log In.'

Welcome to Holabird Academy’s Reading Partners program. You can make a difference!  As a caring adult Reading Partners tutor you will work with students of all abilities to improve their literacy skills, build self-confidence, organizational skills, study habits, and ultimately their performance and achievement.  You can help us unlock a child’s potential and change their future in a positive and significant way. Together, let’s build the academy success in our children that will last a lifetime.


Meet your site coordinator

Jenny is the site coordinator at Holabird. She runs the reading center and will be your go-to source for any questions you may have during your time as a reading partner. She is always available during your tutoring session to share tips and tricks, review lessons, and help keep your student on track.


Jenny Breau

AmeriCorps Site Coordinator at Holabird
I decided to come to Baltimore all the way from Maine to join Reading Partners because it perfectly combines my two areas of study, education and American studies. While I'm not yet sure where my career path will lead me, I am thrilled to be spending the year with Reading Partners at Holabird Academy! As someone who has always valued and loved school, I hope to help our students discover their own love of reading. I look forward to seeing you in the reading center!



Meet the Reading Partners team

Teshima Davis

Literacy Lead for Holabird Academy
My name is Teshima Davis I am an recent graduate from Towson University. I decided to join reading partners because I am interested in teaching someday. This program gives me the opportunity to see what its like inside of a classroom. I hope to someday have my own classroom and utilize the reading techniques that I have learned while working here. Reading Partners gives me the opportunity to use both my passion for reading and children.



Allison Jones

Regional Site Coordinator for Holabird Academy
This is Allison’s second year as an AmeriCorps member with Reading Partners Baltimore. She will be traveling between five different schools to support volunteers and site coordinators in their work with students. She is excited to develop new strategies for students to build a love of reading. Her favorite children’s book is Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, which she will happily read with any student who asks.





Crystal Lowery

Program Manager for Holabird Academy

A native of Baltimore, Crystal received her education in Baltimore County Public School. Upon graduating from high school, she attended Coppin State University where she earned her bachelor's degree in psychology, minoring in early childhood education. Crystal’s experience ranges from working with infants to pre-kindergarteners within private childcare programs, Baltimore City Public Schools and Head Start/Early Head Start. Crystal worked in the education field not only educating and teaching children, but also mentoring and training volunteers. She joined Reading Partners 2-years ago as an Americorps Regional Site Coordinator.  Last year she became a member of the Reading Partners staff as a Program Associate; this year she enters into her new role as Program Manager. Through her professional experience, she has realized that literacy is the foundation for success in learning and for success in life. She believes that in order to help someone succeed in learning, you must provide each child (and adult learner) with the right attention and care they need to reach their developmental goals. In addition to working with children, Crystal also enjoy working with administrators, educators, specialist, parents, and the greater community; she believes that educating children is a collaborated effort of many.