Events and Celebrations

Department of Elementary & Special Education, MTSU

Family Literacy Night

The fourth annual Family Literacy Night “Read to Succeed, Lead to Success” was held at Marvin Wright Elementary in the Maury County School System on March 3, 2016. In light of the upcoming presidential election, the featured book was Grace for President.


Interdisciplinary Studies K-6 teacher candidates from the 2+2 Columbia cohort planned, organized, and lead integrated literacy and math activities that related to the featured book such as how the electoral college system works and the electoral process. Students also were able to vote for their new school mascot as a part of the emphasis on the importance of voting.


Family Literacy Nights allow the Elementary & Special Education Department to serve and to build connections with families and public schools in our service area. It’s also a lot of fun!