Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. 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 and The University of Alabama. I recently completed a 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 in 2018. 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



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