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Mrs. Rucker is the Reading Specialist at Garrett Park ES. Some of her responsibilities involve helping staff with the implementation of 2.0 curriculm in MCPS and training teachers in utilizing current assessment techniques. Mrs. Rucker also functions as the GT liaison. Mrs.Rucker provides demonstration lessons in classrooms, suggests instructional materials that match students' needs, provides reading instruction for struggling readers, coordinates school wide reading incentive activities, conducts workshops to disseminate "best practice" models focused on improving student academic performance, and communicates the reading language arts program to parents. The aim of the Reading Specialist in MCPS is to help all children become life-long readers.