New Mexico Students, Teachers Rev Up for NEA’s Read Across America Day

Students in New Mexico will join millions of their peers across the country to celebrate the sixteenth annual National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America Day on Monday, March 3, 2014

NEA’s Read Across America Day, which celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday and the joys of reading, expects more than 45 million readers, both young and old, to pick up a book and read.

To honor the good doctor and celebrate the fun and value of reading, NEA-New Mexico is asking you to join NEA and many of America’s leading literacy, youth, and civic groups in bringing a nation of readers together under one hat-the red and white stovepipe made famous by the Cat in the Hat-for a flurry (or furry) of reading excitement!

The Cat in the Hat and complimentary books for the students will appear at the following schools thanks to Local NEA leaders and cooperating school officials:

Feb 8 Booker T. Washington El. Las Cruces Pattie Burnam 575-527-9595
Feb 19 Loma Heights Elementary Las Cruces Nicole Coca 575-527-9546
Feb 27 Ann Parish Elementary Los Lunas Mary McGowan 505-865-9652
Feb 28 W.D. Carroll Elementary Bernalillo Antoinette Garcia 505-867-3366
March 3 Ruth N. Bond Elementary Kirtland Christine Hubbell 505-598-5178
March 4 Amy Biehl Community Santa Fe Jay Trujillo 505-467-2100
March 5 EJ Martinez Elementary Santa Fe Todd Hansen 505-989-5486
March 5 Gonzales Elementary Santa Fe Mary Howard 505-982-7207
March 6-7 Bernalillo Elementary and other schools Bernalillo Michael R. Chavez 505-867-3366
March 7 Yucca Elementary School Artesia Lucy Bejarano 575-746-3711
March 21 Hatch Public Library Hatch Donna Renteria 575-267-4649
March 27 Los Ninos Kindergarten Center Espanola Maria Elena Salazar 505-753-6819
April 3 Sierra Vista Elementary Las Vegas City Cindy Sandoval 505-429-2586

Our goal is to show America’s children the joy of reading and build a nation of readers-on March 3 and every day.  For more information NEA’s Read Across America, visit and and learn of other reading celebrations that are happening from coast to coast.