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KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 2, 2017) — When the two- to four-year-olds in Naomi Hill Bradley’s non-profit tutoring academy finish reciting their phonics drill or remain attentive as they read sentences with repetitious, rhyming words, she gently directs them to “kiss your brain.”  They enthusiastically press their tiny hands to their lips and tap their heads.


Helping children experience the success of learning to read at an early age has coalesced into a life work and lifestyle for Bradley, who earned her bachelor’s in elementary and early childhood education at Kennesaw State’s Bagwell College of Education in 2009. She operates the Love Bradley Academy year-round in a converted house in Decatur, where she also homeschools three of her four children. She also has expanded into publishing, with four books promoting literacy to her credit.



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