The Herald Sun

As a teacher, Mary Andrews knew she had to get her students’ families involved when it comes to literacy. With the help of a grant, she launched the nonprofit Family Reading Partners in 2010. Earlier this month, Andrews, 70, who has worked in Durham and Chapel Hill schools, was awarded the National Family Teacher of the Year title. Here, she talks about the importance of introducing kids to books early on – and what she’ll do with the prize money from the award.