Mrs. Debbie Glidewell

Phone: 417-724-4014


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Mrs. Debbie Glidewell

My name is Debbie Glidewell.  I am the Reading Specialist at Summit Intermediate.  This is my 28th year of teaching, 26 of those as a reading teacher.  I began my career in Oklahoma as a 5th grade, 1st grade and Reading Recovery Teacher.  I moved to Missouri in 2000 and began teaching at Espy as a Reading Recovery teacher.  The past 8 years I have worked with 5th and 6th grade students at Main Street/Summit.  

I am married and have two adult children.  Aaron works at Bass Pro headquarters and Amanda (Ward) has taught 5th/6th at Summit and is now the ITF at High Pointe.  I am blessed to be called "Mimi" by 6 wonderful granddaughters.

My biggest blessing as a reading teacher is working with students and seeing the growth and confidence they gain as we work on reading skills.  A key to their success is finding books that they can get "hooked" on and want to read.