Parents as First Teachers

Crissy believes wholeheartedly that parents are a child’s first and most important teacher. Brain development research makes it clear that a child’s early exposure to language at home sets a foundation for a lifetime of learning.


Parents as Education Partners

Crissy understands and agrees that the family plays an essential role in a child’s education. School-age children spend 70% of their time outside of a school building.


Literacy Improvement

Recent TCAP scores show that we have room to improve literacy rates in Tennessee. In 2011, only 43.9% of 3rd graders in Tennessee scored proficient or above in reading.