I am currently a Title I Reading Specialist in an urban school district. I have over 20 years teaching experience. I have moved or change grade levels frequently, giving me a wide range of experience. For a few years, I taught 1st, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade in a classroom setting. Later, I became a Title I Reading Specialist that works with struggling readers ranging from grades K-6 over the past 16+ years. I truly enjoy working with students in small groups. It gives me time to understand them on a personal level, as well as meet the needs of their learning style. In addition to working with students, I also work with teachers to help strengthen their classroom reading instruction.
I have discovered that my struggling readers are more engaged if they are given visual and tactile activities. I try to provide materials and instructional strategies that keep my students focused and engaged while implementing a level of rigor and relevance.
The smiles on my students' faces when they realize that they are a reader!
Bachelor's in Elementary Education1-8, Masters in Administration and Supervision, Currently getting my Reading Endorsement
Married with 2 kids (3 yrs and a 3 month old, loves Target, chick Fil A, and R & B music. My favorite drink is Starbucks Cinnamon Almond milk Macchiato and McDonald's Sweet Tea
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