I am very excited to begin my new position as Reading Interventionist for grades 3-5. It is my goal to instill a passion of reading for each student.This will be my 25th year to teach! I have taught 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. I have enjoyed the growth that is seen in each of these grade levels. Because I am a parent as well, I want to assure you that I will respect your child the way that I would like for my own children to be treated by their teachers. I know that we are all unique in many ways--especially learning. I believe that some children learn visually. Some students are auditory learners and some students need more hands-on instruction. All of these ways of learning are a blessing. I think of each student as a "thumbprint." We all have different learning styles and personalities. I strive for the learning environment in my classroom to be safe and welcoming to all.