• Hello Sumner Families! I am Bridget Hrinko-Smith. Although this is my second year at Sumner Elementary, I have been teaching for more than 20 years, all in Randolph County. I have always taught in elementary school and enjoy working with students of all ages. As Sumner's Reading Specialist, I work with most grade levels by helping to support student learning in all aspects of reading. Not only do I help build foundational skills (letters and sounds, blending of letters and sounds, and sight words), but I also help students expand their vocabulary and comprehension.

    When I am not at Sumner, you might find me hanging with my two children, working in my yard, or reading. 

    Some resources you might find helpful include:

    Starfall.com This website is a great resource for learning letters, letter sounds, and beginning reading skills.

    ReadWorks.org This website offers additional reading passages at different levels to support your child's comprehension.

    StoryOnline   Fun readalouds by famous people can be found on on this website.