Dr. Raymond Recognized as a Partner in Literacy

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The District is pleased to announce that Brookhaven Elementary School Principal Dr. Rebecca Raymond received the sixth annual Brookhaven Free Library Community Partner in Literacy Award during the library’s annual meeting, held on March 10. The award recognizes individuals in the community who tirelessly promote literacy.

Dr. Raymond explained that Brookhaven Elementary School has always had a close connection to the Brookhaven Free Library with students participating in school initiatives which include Read Around the World and a dual language event centered around the popular Cinco de Mayo festival.

“The library has always been such an important place in the heart of the community and the students,” Dr. Raymond said. “It’s a safe haven which helps them flourish.”
Dr. Raymond has served the district for six years, first as Brookhaven Elementary School assistant principal for four years and as principal for the past two years. Prior to her tenure in South Country, Dr. Raymond served as a dual language teacher at Southampton Elementary School.

Brookhaven Free Library Director Jamie Papandrea described Dr. Raymond in the library newsletter announcement as a “truly and exemplary community partner and we are proud to honor her with this recognition.”