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Davenport, IA

Garfield Elementary Hosts Community Leaders for “Real Men Read”

Interim Superintendent TJ Schneckloth reading to Garfield students

Garfield Elementary recently hosted 20 men from the community to read to students for “Real Men Read.” The event provided the opportunity for students to hear from and learn from male role models in the community. Featured readers included Davenport’s Interim Superintendent TJ Schneckloth (pictured), Mayor Franck Klipsh, Alderman Kyle Gripp, St. Ambrose Head Football Coach Mike Magistrelli, as well as numerous other men representing the Police Department, Fire Department, River Bandits, and many other occupational fields. The men talked about their jobs, how they use reading in their everyday life, and answered questions from students. Each one then read a book which was presented to the classroom to keep.