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    Governor Lee has closed school buildings for students physically to return for the remainder of this semester. However, the school system will continue online learning throughout the last instructional day of the school year. ECS will receive guidance as the COVID task force meets in the days to come. The feeding programs will continue as scheduled. We will be sending out information about other events important to parents and students early next week. Please continue social distancing and good hygiene to decrease the spread of the virus in our area. We will provide updates about the 2020-2021 School Year

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Rachel Ayers

Reading Coach & Interventionist



"Reading should not be presented to children as a chore, a duty.  It should be offered as a gift." - Kate DiCamillo

Hello!  My name is Rachel Ayers and I serve as East Side's Reading Coach and Interventionist.  I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and Master's Degree in Reading Education from East Tennessee State University.  I am also a certified Reading Specialist for students in grades K-12. 

During my career as an educator, I have taught fourth, first, and second grades in a self-contatined setting.  I have also taught at the collegiate level as an adjunct professor for ETSU and Northeast State Community College.  My current role as a Reading Coach & Interventionist allows me to work with students in grades K-5 and collaborate with K-2 teachers as we participate in the state's Read to be Ready initiative.

I am blessed to say that I have spent my entire teaching career at East Side!  I wouldn't want to call another school my home!

My life outside of school looks a little different these days.  My husband and I just welcomed our son into the world a few months ago.  Life as a teacher and new mom is busy, but so wonderful!  During our free time we enjoy relaxing with family and friends, and playing with our two dogs, Lucy and Duece.

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