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Wahpeton Literacy Coalition

Established as part of the N.D. Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant program, the WLC focuses on family and community engagement to improve literacy skills of children from birth through Grade 12.

2023-2024 Events
  • August 16: Kick-off Back to School Bash
  • November 15: The Truth About Reading documentary screening and panel discussion
  • Spring 2024: TBD
2023-2024 Coalition Members
  • Kristi Maas – Early Learning
  • Chandra Muller – Zimmerman
  • Elizabeth Mauch – Wahpeton Elementary School 1/2/Special Education/Title
  • Ashley Fliflet – Wahpeton Elementary School 3-5
  • Hannah Moerke – Elective
  • Leah Baukol – Wahpeton Middle School
  • Anita Tooley – Wahpeton High School
  • Lataya Lunneborg – Junior Class Student Representative
  • Leah DeVries – Senior Class Student Representative
  • Vicky Schafer – Parent/Community
  • Dana Anderson – Public Relations
  • Kristi Mahrer – CLSD Secondary Representative
  • Briley Speich – CLSD Early Learning and Elementary Representative
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More than 1 in 3 American children
start kindergarten without the skills they need to learn to read.
Source: American Academy of Pediatrics
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130 million Americans
—54% of adults between the ages of 16 and 74 years old—
lack proficiency in literacy, essentially reading below the equivalent of a sixth-grade level.
Source: Foundation for Family Literacy
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The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success
is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.
Source: National Commission on Reading