East Cheatham Elementary School has been selected to receive the 2018-2019 Exemplary Reading Program Award by the International Literacy Association.
The school received the prestigious national award through the support of the Cheatham County Literacy Council.
The award will be presented at the association’s conference in October in New Orleans.
Retired Cheatham County educator and Cheatham County Literacy Council member Mallory Lemley set the stage for ECES to receive the award.
Lemley, who taught at ECES before she retired, received a Retired Teachers Response Team grant from the International Literacy Association.
The grant allowed the Cheatham County Literacy Council to continue the successful Retired Teachers Response Team program at the school. As a result, this program met the requirements for the Exemplary Reading Program Award.