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    “A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.  The man who never reads lives only one.”
     

     

     
    I’ve been a lifelong reader, so the pleasure of a good book is one of my favorite things in the world. I love to lose myself in the world of a novel, to become best friends with a character, to curl up in the silence of the early morning or late night hours, wrapped in the deliciousness of a book.
    Reading is a joy. It is a time of peace, of adventure, of exploration, of just enjoying a good story. If you learn to love reading, as I do and as many others do, it’s not really a habit you have to develop — it’s something you look forward to doing each day.

    My Role as a Reading Specialist

    * Instruction—I support classroom teachers, work collaboratively to implement a quality reading program and promote all reading initiatives within Pottsgrove School District.  As a specialist within Lower Pottsgrove I meet daily with small groups to administer research based intervention programs, meet regularly to discuss student progress, manage data and communicate results.  

     
    *Assessment—Collaboratively coordinate and administer AIMSWEB+ benchmark assessments three times a year.  Evaluate student data and determine reading strengths and needs of students and communicate these to classroom teachers, parents, and specialized personnel such as psychologists, special educators, or speech teachers
     
    *Leadership—Act as a resource to other educators, parents, and the community