Reading specialist April Padalino works with fifth-grade student Ben Schmitz on a word-building lesson at St. John the Baptist School in Howard.
A few years ago, April Padalino spent most of her classroom time at St. John the Baptist Catholic School teaching first grade.
Her role has morphed into a full-time reading specialist.
The change, among others, is part of the Green Bay Area Catholic Education system's goal to reach high academic standards. Recently released scores for tests taken in area Catholic schools last fall indicate students continue to do well in math, reading and writing. ...