Early Intervention Program (EIP) Team


The purpose of the Early Intervention Program is to provide support for students who are at risk of not reaching or maintaining academic grade level achievement.  The educators on the EIP Team provide small group instruction to students in Grades Kindergarten through Fifth in the areas of Reading and Math.



In Reading, small groups utilize the Reading Mastery curriculum, a research-based program that incorporates decoding and phonics to assist students in becoming fluent readers.  Corrective Reading, another research-based Reading series, is utilized in Grades 3 – 5.  The purpose of this program is fluency in reading as well as comprehension mastery.



In Math, small groups utilize the SuccessMaker program.  SuccessMaker, a computer-based Math intervention program that adapts instruction to the academic skill needs of each student user, is a new program being used within the Clayton County School district.  The goal of the SuccessMaker program is to help students achieve significant academic gains in Math.



EIP Team

This year’s EIP Team at Lee Street Elementary consists of four highly-qualified educators:  Mrs. Rita Gilchrist, Ms. Wynee Long, Mrs. Takima Wimbley, and Mrs. Glenda Easterling.



Mrs. Gilchrist

Hi. My name is Rita Gilchrist.

As a Highly qualified educator and professional worker with fifteen years of experience in middle and elementary studies, I look forward to servicing your child as an Early Intervention Program (EIP) teacher. I have a Bachelor degree in Social Science, a Master’s degree in Elementary Education, and Doctorate in-progress for Teacher Leadership. As we enter into a new school year, it is important for me as a teacher to remind all parents that educating students is a team effort, and here at LSE we are One Team, One Goal, with No Limits for achieving.



Ms. Long

Hello! My name is Ms. Long and this is my first year at Lee Street Elementary. I have been a teacher in Clayton County Public Schools for the past 13 years. I am originally from Chicago, Illinois and attended Alabama State University in Montgomery, Alabama. In 2007 I received a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Central Michigan, and just last Spring, I received an Ed. S from Mercer University in Teacher Leadership. My son is ten years old, and he enjoys all of my exciting hobbies such as bike riding, traveling, and shopping.



Mrs. Wimbley

My teaching career began 15 years ago in Miami, Florida.  However the last 8 years have been here in Clayton County Public Schools.  I graduated from The Union Institute in 1999 and received my Master’s Degree from Nova Southeastern University in 2003.  Currently, I am working on my Specialist’s Degree in Leadership.  I am married with 4 sons (23,21,16,9).  My hobbies are traveling, shopping, and watching my sons play sports.



Mrs. Easterling

Mrs. Easterling is a former Middle School Spanish teacher who has experience as a Kindergarten paraprofessional, a Media Center secretary, and an EIP Reading paraprofessional.  She has an Associate Degree from Brewton-Parker College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in Psychology from Georgia Southern University, and a Master’s degree in the Art of Teaching from Mercer University.  She enjoys witnessing the academic gains of students and looks forward to working with the students of Lee Street Elementary.  












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