I love working with children to help them improve their reading skills. I am a passionate and positive teacher that strives to help children meet learning goals.
I enjoy assessing students to find their lagging skills and then working with them to bridge the gap between the current level of achievement and the grade level expectation. I believe that discussing assessment results, intervention options, and educational plans with students and their families is a vital part of working together to help students meet this goal.
I have over twenty years of experience as an elementary educator. I enjoyed teaching first grade and second grade earlier in my career. I am currently working as a reading specialist, reading with kindergarten through fifth grade students to improve their skills.
After an initial assessment, I use the Orton-Gillingham highly-structured approach to help children bridge their reading gap by explicitly teaching the connections between letters and sounds. I truly love working with children to help them learn how our language works by using a variety of multi-sensory activities. We practice reading, spelling, and handwriting to help solidify literacy skills through this systematic approach.
I look forward to helping your child build confidence in the areas of reading and writing.