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Volunteer Spotlight: Paul Palombo, Shelton Park Elementary School

Volunteer Spotlight: Paul Palombo, Shelton Park Elementary School
Posted on 12/20/2018
Each month, dedicated volunteers or community partners will be recognized for the time and talents dedicated to Virginia Beach City Public Schools (VBCPS).

Paul Palombo is a well-known face to staff and students around Shelton Park Elementary School. As a volunteer with GrowSmart’s Virginia Beach READS campaign, he helps children strengthen their reading skills through one-on-one tutoring.

“Mr. Paul is a dedicated and dependable volunteer and someone the kids look forward to seeing,” said the school’s principal Tara Brewer. “He’s here almost every day, dedicating his time to the children.”

Students also believe Palombo is a positive force within the school.

“I like spending time with him practicing reading,” said first-grader Everett Craft. “He makes it fun and doesn’t rush me. His games are my favorite and are really fun, too.”

As an educator for more than 20 years, Palombo understands the importance of volunteers in education.

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