I have been an Academic Support Team (formerly Basic Skills) member since 2010. In 2013 I took over the role of 504 and I&RS Chairperson. I have a BA in Elementary and Special Education from Marist College. I also have a MS in Literacy from Long Island University. I am also a Google Apps for Education certified teacher. In the past I have taught Reading and Math Academic Support for grade 3 through 6. This year I am a Literacy Coach for both 5th and 6th grade. My goal is that all my students learn skills and strategies to help them become better readers. I hope to foster an environment where students learn from one another, as well as, from the coaching provided during academic support.