March 16, 2012
Justice Lanzinger Speaks about the Power of Reading at Gesu School

Supreme Court of Ohio Justice Judith Ann Lanzinger talked with students at Gesu School on Friday, March 16. Gesu School is celebrating “Right to Read Week” this week with a theme of “Leaders are Readers.”  Justice Lanzinger, a former elementary school teacher, is an advocate for active student involvement in learning civics.

Justice Lanzinger spoke to students about the importance of reading. She gave the five secret skills of success: listening, reading, thinking, writing and speaking.

“Reading is just the beginning for these students. The power to read sets the fundamentals for the rest of their lives,” Justice Lanzinger said. “The students were really enthusiastic in learning about the skills of success.”

After her discussion, Justice Lanzinger invited all of the students from Gesu School to visit the Thomas J. Moyer Ohio Judicial Center in Columbus and tour the Visitor Education Center.

Now serving her second six-year term on the Supreme Court, Justice Lanzinger is the only person ever elected to every level of Ohio’s judiciary. The 150th Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, she previously served on the Sixth District Court of Appeals for Ohio, the Lucas County Court of Common Pleas and the Toledo Municipal Court. Her varied judicial experience allows her a unique perspective of the state court system.

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