Congratulations to Mrs. Beatrice Davis on her selection as Oakland Primary School’s Distinguished Reading Teacher. Mrs. Davis is a 1st grade teacher who has been teaching at Oakland Primary School for ten years. She taught 1st grade for many years and is currently the school’s Media Specialist. She is a graduate of Colombia College and earned her Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. She has instituted many reading programs here at Oakland promoting the love of reading across the school. Her philosophy of teaching is to teach a child to read and to love reading to give them the power to succeed and therefore control their own destiny.