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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.