Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Guild School custodian trades in brooms for books

As the custodian at the Curtis Guild Elementary School in East Boston, Robert Pieper believes his responsibilities include more than sweeping floors and washing windows. He believes every adult can support children's learning in and out of the classroom. That's why Mr. Pieper took a break from his maintenance duties recently to read to a class of special needs kindergarten students at a Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) event sponsored by ReadBoston. Mr. Pieper, whose children also attend Boston Public Schools, joined Guild parents and other visitors to the school in reading aloud from children's books, which the students will bring home to read with their families.

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