Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Erica Rutherford
Welcome to the Reading Coach's Corner! My name is Erica Rutherford and I am happy to serve as the reading coach for Cullman City Primary School this year. I am a graduate of Cullman High School hold both a Master's and Educational Specialist degree in Elementary Education from the University of Alabama. I am currently pursuing my doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Literacy.
I taught kindergarten at CCPS for 7 years before moving to the role of reading coach this year. As a reading coach, I hope to positively impact our school by supporting growing readers, new and veteran faculty members, and parents. When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, watching Alabama football, and spending time with my family.
The greatest gift you can give your child is your time! Playing and reading with your child plays an important role in their academic success. I encourage you to read daily with your child and promote a language rich atmosphere at home. This can be done by playing board games and having discussions about daily events in your child's life. Please feel free to contact me any time with questions or concerns about your child, reading assessments, or reading materials. I can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.