Episode 2: Erick's Story

Kids who can read are confident. Kids who are confident dare to believe in themselves. proudly presents: If You Had the Words…

Every day at we meet educators, doing largely unsung work, who inspire us. We created this series of short documentaries with award-winning Meridian Hill Pictures as our love letter to them, and their profoundly important work. These inspiring people — and their stories — are the heart and soul of every school.

Episode 1: Mr. Terrell's Story

Meet Mr. Terrell, an "ordinary" teacher making an extraordinary difference in his Houston-area high school.

Episode 3: Mr. Toliver's Story

When students have the words, anything is possible. Meet one principal who's making it happen.

Episode 4: Ms. Hyde's Story

There are days when being in the presence of teaching and learning can feel like magic. This was one of those days.

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