Mary DeCasper, a truly gifted and talented teacher for over 25 years, shared her love of reading with generations of students at Fort McCoy School in Ocala/Marion County, FL. Sadly, her family, friends and beloved students lost her this past September. In keeping her legacy alive, her family and friends have established a memorial fund to share her gift of reading with future generations of Ft. McCoy students.
This memorial fund will enable the creation of “Ms. DeCasper’s Reading Den" - a warm, cozy and inviting reading place for students stocked with special well-loved books to foster the students' own love of reading just as Ms. DeCasper did. Our bookshelves in the “Den” will be re-stocked annually with exciting new titles. And finally, funds will be dedicated to the purchase of additional books so that each student may take home a book of their own given to them in Mary's name.