Leah Gernetzke

Published in The Lakeland Times “No skill is more crucial to the future of a child, or to a democratic and prosperous society, than literacy.” This aphorism, first stated in the Los Angeles Times, knocks the fact that 50 percent of children struggle with learning to read into a sobering realm of reality. Of those […]

Published in The Lakeland Times This old lackluster black, town-owned police truck is nothing special. Its battery regularly falters, faded orange lights perch upon its top like tired warnings, and streaks of sludge and salt encrust the tire rims and sides from messy winter roads. But despite these imperfections, pulling into a parking lot with […]