GERMANTOWN, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen stopped by Farmington Elementary in Germantown Tuesday as part of her Classroom Chronicles tour.
Classroom Chronicles is a way the commissioner shares and talks about her visits to schools across the state. Her purpose is to see how Tennessee's Read To Be Ready campaign is working.
"The work we've done around Read To Be Ready has been powerful,” says McQueen.
It certainly sounds powerful at Farmington Elementary in Germantown.
"What Commissioner McQueen saw today is kind of what we do on a daily basis,” says principal Zac Percoski.
McQueen says the Read To Be Ready campaign isn't just about reading, it's helping to expand young minds.
"What we've seen is a focus on comprehension and making meaning and using that skill-building to make meaning,” says McQueen. "It allows us to see whether a student is on track or not and what do we need to do if they're not on track."
Commissioner McQueen visited four teachers at Farmington Elementary. Her goal is to visit 10,000 teachers across the state by the end of the year.