The visit was part of the ongoing “Read Across America” program.
Reinforcing reading is important,” Ryan said.
Ryan said she attempts to demonstrate to students reading is important to all people “now as well as later in life.”
The visit by Branstad was not the first Ryan has hosted in her classroom. Among others who have read to her students over the years range from Governor Tom Vilsack to news anchorman Ron Steele and sports broadcaster Rick Coleman.
RIGHT- Students gathered around Iowa First Lady Chris Branstad as she reads All the Place You Will Go by Dr. Seuss. Chris Drummer, STC sign language interpreter signs at left.