Monday, April 10, 2017


We are fortunate to have Minnesota Reading Corps at Lester Prairie School.  Ms. Bonnie Fries is our Minnesota Reading Corps Member.  As a full-time member, she completes about 45 service hours each week.  The service year began in August 2016 and ends in June 2017, for a total of 1720 hours.  She attended a three-day training in Minneapolis at the beginning of the school year to learn specific reading interventions to help our students become more fluent readers.
Ms. Fries provides tutoring in reading for Kindergarten through third grade students.  She works with a caseload of 15 students, tutoring the students individually for 20 minutes every school day.  Ms. Fries has an on-going support system from her Master Coach, Jeana Wibstad from Minnesota Reading Corps, and Krystina Peterson, Title I Instructor at Lester Prairie School.  Together as a team they decide which reading strategies Ms. Fries will use, and progress monitor the students’ growth each week.  Minnesota Reading Corps has been a beneficial program at Lester Prairie School to help our students become proficient readers.

Lester Prairie School is in the process of recruiting one full-time Minnesota Reading Corps Member to complete 1700 service hours during the 2017-2018 school year.  Interested candidates may inquire more information by contacting the Lester Prairie School Principal, Nathaniel Boyer, at 320-395-2521 or  Additional information and applications are found online at

Krystina Peterson - Title I Teacher

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