Lead to Read Staff

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Martha Parnell M. Ed.

L2R Program Director

Martha has been a long time member of the Oilton community for the past 30 years. She and her husband Rusty have been married for 36 years and have 7 children ranging in ages 17 - 35 and 8 grandchildren ranging in ages 6 months - 10 years.

She holds an Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Education from TCC, a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood Education and a Masters of Education in Reading from Northeastern State University. She is certified to teach Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, Special Education and is also a State Certified Reading Specialist.

Martha has taught in a variety of classrooms which has given her a broad perspective of the educational process. She has taught Pre-K, Kindergarten, 2nd, 4th, and 6th grade.

In 2015 Martha assumed the role of Program Director for the Lead to Read Program and is currently in her 3rd year.

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Abigail Parnell

L2R Program Coordinator

Abigail has been a member of the Oilton community for 23 years and lives there now with her partner Ryan and their one year old son Liam.

She is currently going to school to obtain her Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education. She loves to read anything and everything and loves being a part of an organization whose mission is to help struggling readers.

Abigail has been working for the Lead to Read program since 2015. She began as the Administrative Assistant and is now the Program Coordinator.