Dear Sutherland Elementary Parents and Guardians, 

Sutherland is in its fifth year as a School-wide Title I school. As a School-wide Title I school, we are able to receive additional resources, programs, staffing, and training to benefit all students. Having school-wide status helps us provide high quality reading instruction for all students to generate high levels of academic achievement. This means any student who could benefit from additional assistance using Title I resources, whether for a two-week skill group or a year-long remediation plan, will receive the support needed.

Sutherland’s Reading Team coordinates the school’s comprehensive literacy program.

Mrs. Johnna Carter and Ms. Magen Moore are Sutherland’s Title I Reading Interventionists. 

Mrs. Carter has been a Dinwiddie County educator for  23 years serving the last thirteen as a Title I Reading Interventionist. Ms. Moore has also dedicated 20 years to teaching in Dinwiddie, ten as a Title I Reading Interventionist at Sutherland. They both meet the ‘highly qualified’ status with Master’s Degrees Endorsed in Elementary  Prek-6. Fun facts: Mrs. Carter loves to visit the beach and hunt for shark teeth and beach glass.  Ms. Moore, while attending Virginia Tech, was a student athletic trainer for the football team. Mrs. Carter and Ms. Moore are very passionate about reading, dedicated not only to preparing their students for the rigorous state standards, but also in nurturing confident, lifelong readers. 

Mrs. Desiree’ Roberts is the Reading Specialist at Sutherland Elementary. She has been an educator for 29 years and has a Master’s Degree in Literacy and Culture. Mrs. Roberts believes that all children have the capacity to learn, grow and progress when they receive instruction that is multi-faceted and geared toward their individual learning style. Fun Fact: Mrs. Roberts got drenched while riding on the Maid of the Mist in Niagara Falls, Canada!

Mrs. Delaine Gordon is Sutherland’s PALS Tutor. While this is her second year serving in this capacity, Mrs. Gordon also has six years of experience as an Exceptional Education Paraprofessional. Mrs. Gordon believes that every child has a story, and that schools should strive to be the best chapter in that book! Fun Fact: As a child, soccer was her favorite sport to play.

Parents are an integral part of Sutherland’s Title I Reading program . We encourage involvement from all families.  Please encourage your child to read to you or with you 15 minutes each evening. Practice does make better readers! We also recommend reading to your child (yes, even to those 4th and 5th graders)! Reading to your child is a great way to expand  vocabulary, model good reading, and strengthen comprehension skills! 

We are always available to answer questions and offer suggestions. Parental input at Sutherland is greatly appreciated too. Check out Sutherland’s website and complete the Title I survey under the Parent Resources Tab.

Working together we can promote a love for reading in our children!

Would you like to join our Title Parent Advisory Council (PAC Council)? Click on the link below to join.

Parent Advisory Council 2022-2023


Johnna Carter,  Magen Moore,
Desiree Roberts, Delaine Gordon,