• How reading a book a day, keeps pandemic stress away

    How reading a book a day, keeps pandemic stress away

    After more than a year of virtual school and pandemic stress bearing down on them, reading has become a much-needed escape for families like the Elys. “Reading stories, especially fantasy, is a ‘social vaccination’ against all the restrictions because they help children find a way to exit what COVID-19 put into play,” says Prisco Piscitelli, UNESCO Chair on Health Education and Sustainable Development, who co-authored a 2020 study on the link between reading children’s literature and wellbeing. And after a recent study by Stanford University found that reading fluency is lagging by about 30 percent during the pandemic, especially for second- and third-graders, getting kids back to books is more important than ever.

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Doctorate in Education Masters in Educational Leadership Masters of Arts in Teaching Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Dr. Daisy Fisher

Hello Everyone,

I am so excited to learn and collaborate with you!  This year, we will explore many different reading intervention skills and strategies to increase the number of proficient readers at our school.  I hope you are ready for an amazing learning experience both in person and/or online.  Throughout my experience as an educator, there has been no greater joy than to see students learn to read.  My intention is to help both staff and students increase their knowledge and become even more motivated to improve student reading performance.   

It is an honor and privilege to positively impact the lives of students and families at Soldan International Studies High School through literacy.   Thank you for this unique opportunity to challenge and inspire students to become avid readers!  


With Gratitude,



Dr. Daisy Fisher

Reading Specialist

918 Union Blvd.

St. Louis, MO  63108

Phone:  314-367-9222  ext. 44308

email:  Daisy.Fisher@slps.org