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Mrs. Lay

My name is Debra Lay. I am a Reading Specialist here at L. Hollingworth and provide small group and individual intervention for K - 8 students.  I received both my bachelor's degree and my master's in education from Bowling Green State University. I spent one year as a graduate assistant there tutoring students at the Reading Clinic before moving on to work in schools. Over the course of the last 37 years, I have worked with students from Kindergarten through high school with the goal of helping them develop strategies for improved reading comprehension, as well as, cultivate a love for reading. 
 
When I am not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, daughter, two sons and our rescued dog. I live in the nearby city of Rossford, where I have been a lifelong resident. 
 
I am excited to be a part of the Hollingworth family and to start the new school year!
 
Debbie Lay
Reading Specialist 
 
The quantity of trade book reading is the best single predictor of test score performance and success in schools and is a better predictor than either socioeconomic factors or parental education.
                                                                                       ~Terrance Paul, Patterns of Reading Practice, 1996
 
 

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Remote Learning Practice Websites

We encourage students to practice reading and math skills on the following websites:
 
I also highly suggest students try out the practice tests posted by the State of Ohio and become familiar with using all of the tools for Reading and Math! Go to:  https://oh.portal.airast.org/users/students-and-families.stml