Reading Specialist


Jessica Purdham

I am so excited to be a part of the staff at Bradley Hills as the Reading Specialist. I am a graduate of Walkersville High School in Frederick County and received my teaching degree from Towson University.  I have a Masters from Hood College in Reading Specialization.  I am in my 12th year with MCPS and I have taught fourth, first and second grade.  My favorite part of teaching is getting the chance to share all of my favorite stories with students. I look forward to working with the staff and community of Bradley Hills to promote reading and writing that will help our students soar to new heights.

In my free time I enjoy traveling, playing board games with friends and doing anything outdoors on sunny days.  More than anything, I love spending time with my family.  I am a huge sports fan.  I cheer on the Orioles, Redskins and Capitals!

Reading At Home – Helpful Websites

Short Story Time - Listen to stories read by adults and children.

Story Line Online - Actors read well-known children’s titles.

Interactive Digital Storybook - Listen to stories read aloud and follow along with words on the screen.

Book Builder - Create a personalized book at your child’s reading level.

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Summer Reading List

Kids Bookshelf

Spaghetti Book Club