Read Across America - Tour Schedule


Read-On Missouri Tour2020 Read-On Missouri Tour promotes NEA's Read Across America

Since 1999, Missouri NEA has sponsored the Read Across America tour to help inspire reading in Missouri’s youth. The National Education Association’s nationwide reading celebration takes place each year during first week of March. Missouri NEA Pres. Phil Murray and Vice Pres. Rebeka McIntosh will engage with students about the connection between reading and success in life. We encourage local leaders to organize classroom activities that promote lifetime reading habits and use skits, parades, games and other activities that celebrate reading and further the message that reading opens doors to opportunities to learn and grow in our diverse world.

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The official tour is Feb. 24-March 6, 2020.

Date and Time  Organizer Location

Mon., Feb. 24

8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

North Kansas City NEA
Paul Guess
(816) 516-1278

Nashua Elementary
221 N.E. 114th St.
Kansas City, MO 64155

Tues., Feb. 25
8:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.


Grandview NEA
Doris Negaard
(816) 835-0366
William Southern Elementary School
4300 S. Phelps Rd.
Independence, MO 64055
1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. 


Grandview NEA
Marcy Simon
(816) 316-5225
Conn-West Elementary School
1100 High Grove Rd.
Grandview, MO 64030

2:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.


Grandview NEA
Sherry McCombs
(816) 316-5525
Meadowmere Elementary School
7010 E. 136th St.
Grandview, MO 64030

Thurs., Feb. 27
 8:00 a.m.-10:00 a.m. North Callaway/KGDM
Jess Crawford
(573) 718-2438
Auxvasse Elementary School
650 E. Harrison St.           
Auxvasse, MO 65231

Fri., Feb. 28
1:00 p.m.-2:15 p.m.

Kingsville NEA             
Erin Blankers    
(816) 977-7199            
Kingsville R-I School              
101 E. Adriatic St.        
Kingsville, MO 64061            

Mon., March 2
8:45 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


Hazelwood NEA             
Jane McPartland
(314) 229-2893
Jana Elementary School             
405 Jana Ln. 
Florissant, MO 63031            
12:45 p.m.-2:00 p.m.


Hazelwood NEA 
Kate Clooney              
(314) 640-2636            
Walker Elementary School
1250 Humes Ln.
Florissant, MO 63031            
2:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.


Hazelwood NEA
Stacy Alvord      
(618) 580-1570            
Townsend Elementary School
6645 Parker Rd.
Florissant, MO 63033  

Tues., March 3

8:15 a.m.-10:30 a.m.


Ste. Genevieve R-II
Tina Oberle  
(573) 883-2297            
Ste. Genevieve Elementary School
725 Washington St.
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670
12:15 p.m.-2:45 p.m.


Ste. Genevieve R-II
Tina Oberle  
(573) 883-2297
Bloomsdale Elementary School 
6279 US Hwy 61
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670

Wed., March 4

8:15 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


Windsor NEA
Lisa Dillingham               
(636) 226-7581            
James Freer Elementary School
1800 Hanover Ln.
Barnhart, MO 63012            
1:15 p.m.-3:30 p.m.


Ferguson Florissant NEA             
Donna Guyre    
(314) 229-2207
Parker Road Primary School
2800 Parker Rd.         Florissant, MO 63033            

Thurs., March 5

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.


St. Joseph NEA             
Eric Simmons
(785) 741-4067 
Mark Twain Elementary School
705 S. 31st St.
St. Joseph, MO 64506
11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Troy MNEA             
Susan Toedebusch  
(636) 358-2252 
Main Street Elementary School 
51 N. Main St.  
Troy, MO 63379  

Fri., March 6

2:45 p.m.-3:25 p.m.


Fair Grove TA
Julie Hampton
(417) 299-3836
Fair Grove Elementary School    
132 N. Main St.     
Fair Grove, MO 65648            
Posted Date: 2/12/2020
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