Making A Case For Using Effective Reading Programs: A Program Evaluation Of Wilson Fundations
iii Dedication I would be remiss to not acknowledge the life changes that happened throughout the three years I was in this program. I came into this doctoral program a newly-married teacher with no children. In only three years, I became a father of three and I am now a school principal. During the final calendar year of this program alone, we moved from Washington, D.C. to Michigan, I became a school principal, we purchased our first home, we had twin babies (Ella and Carter), and now, I am
... r), and now, I am becoming Dr. Chalfant. There are several people who need to be acknowledged for their time spent on ensuring my success throughout this journey and to whom I dedicate these successes to. To my mom, the one who kept us from living in the streets and for teaching me the meaning of hard work and dedication. You were the breadwinner in our family and taught me from an early age the benefits of working hard while always keeping a smile on your face. You will forever be the hardest working person I will have ever known and because of that, you are only one year away from having all three of your children graduate from college. Thanks for showing us the way. To my dad, the one who showed me how to dream as high as I could, to be solution-oriented, and to be hard-nosed and relaxed during times of stress. I miss your laugh and our daily conversations. Thank you for showing me what to not do and always being so adamant about it-I will spend the rest of my life trying to live up to your high expectations.