Hello Readers and Writers!
I am thrilled to be a part of the Washington community. My journey as an educator has brought me here to work with our teachers and students to ensure that everyone is making progress in literacy and striving toward their potential. I am passionate about improving the educational experience for our students by providing them with a rigorous, tailored experience that will meet their unique needs.
Here's a little about myself and my career prior to joining the Washington family. I grew up, went to college and previously lived with my family in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. My teaching experiences in the state of Pennsylvania are diverse. As a classroom teacher, I taught grades 2, 4 and have experience with a multi-age setting at grades 1 and 2. After recieving my Masters of Education in Literacy from West Chester University of Pennsylvania, I became a Literacy Specialist and have worked alongside phenomenal teachers providing interventions for struggling readers and writers for the past 10 years. Highlights of my career include having the opportunity to become trained and practice as a Reading Recovery teacher as well as become a fellow of the National Writing Project. In 2016, my family moved to the South Bay. We love by the beach and are proud to be raising our children in such a connected community!
At Washington, my role is to provide interventions for students whom we determine are in need of extra support in the area of literacy development. I work closely with our teachers to make sure that we are using our assessment data to drive instruction and that our classroom practices meet the needs of all of our students. If we determine that your child would benefit from additional interventions in a small group outside of their classroom setting, I will contact you directly.
I love talking reading, writing and all things related! Please reach out to me at any time if you have questions about your child's development as a reader and writer.
Your partner in education,
Parents of students in grades K-2 are invited to join us on September 27th at 5:30 in the evening as we:
Reach beyond Reading Levels
Join us on our journey as we look past the level on the back of the book and take a close look inside!
At our session parents will have the opportunity to learn about the characteristics of texts across multiple reading levels. We will examine texts and discuss the behaviors to support in developing readers. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with other K-2 Washington parents.