David Schleper

Second Place

Prize Awarded:
$27,000
Year:
1998
School:
Kendall Demonstration Elementary School
Location:
Washington, DC

Project Description:

Schleper's Shared Reading Project was designed to improve the literacy skills of deaf students, by emphasizing the impact parents have on their children. Because 42 percent of the students live in homes where English is not the primary language, one of the main goals of the program is to successfully teach all the students both English and American Sign Language.