I got involved with SMART for a few different reasons. A good friend was a reader with the Oasis program in the Sherwood School District and she suggested that I read with the SMART or Oasis program. I also have a degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in early-childhood development and my program really encouraged reading a lot to children as a way to enforce reading skills. Lastly, my daughter was starting school and I thought reading with SMART would be a good way to be involved with her school. I had a great time with SMART. I enjoyed the kids and hopefully the kids enjoyed me. I wasn’t able to read last year, but have signed up to read in Hillsboro for this school year!