Literacy Fellows

The four Literacy Fellows now housed at Centennial will provide daily, 45-minute literacy tutoring to students in grades K-3 who have been identified as below- grade level readers in need of extra reading support. Each literacy fellow will work with students in groups no bigger than 4, and will use the Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) curriculum to support reading growth and acceleration. We are thrilled that we have this amazing resource at our school to support our students and help them become life-long readers!

This year, the Literacy Fellows have two returning and two new fellows. We have added elements to our curriculum and expect to see major growth among our students in the 2016 – 20­17 school year. We see students daily for 45 minutes of instruction in reading, word work, and writing.

Happy Reading!


Christen Aldridge is a recent graduate of Bennett College with a B.A. in English. She is excited about working as a Literacy Fellow at Centennial this year. She loves children and wants to help them develop a love for reading and writing. Her hobbies are writing, spending time with friends and family, and traveling.

Leanne Carmichael, another returning fellow, is looking forward to working with the added LLI curriculum and awesome students at Centennial. She graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Special Education and an endorsement in Elementary Education and has completed graduate studies at University of Michigan. Another passion of hers is her weekend work as a hairdresser.

Stuart Hardin is enthusiastic to be returning to Centennial as a Literacy Fellow. He graduated from Regis University with a B.A. in English Literature and Philosophy. He has found a new passion for working with Centennial’s early elementary students.

Katharine Wilson graduated from University Denver with a B.A. in English Literary Studies and German. She spent the last 11 months abroad in Tübingen, Germany and is happy to be back in Colorado working with the amazing students at Centennial! In her free time, she loves to read and spend time with friends.