Role Literacy Lab Teacher Email firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 970-488-8410 About Me Biographical Sketch: I taught for eleven years in the Cherry Creek School District in Centennial, Colorado. I was a third grade teacher and a kindergarten teacher. When my family moved to Fort Collins, I took some time off to spend with my own children. This is now my tenth year at Olander. My first year I taught half-day kindergarten, and this is my ninth year working as Olander's reading interventionist. Educational Background: Masters in Education, Reading Specialist, Regis University Bachelors of Arts and Science, Elementary Education, University of Northern Colorado Why I enjoy teaching: I love hanging out with kids! I love to read, and to share my love of reading with students is a blessing. My goal is to help students become life-long readers. Favorite Books: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith, Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes Interest & Hobbies: Spending time with family, traveling, reading, scrapbooking, movies, hiking What I love about Olander: I love the wonderful students and the amazing staff at Olander! Favorite Quote: "Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him." Maya Angelou My Classroom About My Classroom: The Literacy Lab at Olander is a place where students are able to receive small group targeted reading instruction to help improve their reading skills.