Literacy for Life
Literacy for Life is a district initiative and community-wide partnership designed to foster the literacy needs of students. Along with the tri-cities of Garland, Rowlett and Sachse, we are working to create a community of readers.
We aim to encourage everyone in the community to read by using a balanced approach in teaching literacy, expanding bilingual programs, increasing dyslexia services and providing 24/7 access to a personalized online library.
Trustees' favorite books
As part of the Literacy for Life celebration, our superintendent, Dr. López, and members of the GISD Board of Trustees each shared a favorite book. See what they have to say about how these books impacted their lives.
- President Johnny Beach
- Vice President Robert Selders, Jr.
- Secretary Jamie Miller
- Assistant Secretary Linda Griffin
- Trustee Larry Glick
- Trustee Jed Reed
- Trustee Wes Johnson
- Superintendent Dr. Ricardo López
To offer added resources and increase reading engagement, GISD has partnered with Renaissance® to provide access to myON®. This partnership will provide students access to daily news articles and thousands of books that match their interests and reading levels.
Additionally, Garland ISD will offer community members of all ages free access to myON Books through shared accounts.
For myON login details, see