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I have been a teacher for 16 years. Having been a student at Pemetic myself for grades K-8, it was fitting that my first classroom was here, working alongside my own Kindergarten teacher. That was a one year position, so I taught in Ellsworth next, at grades 3 and 4 for three years. In 2004, I came back to Pemetic, teaching fourth grade. I spent 4 years as a fourth or fifth grade classroom teacher, focusing on reading and writing. In 2008, I began teaching in the first and second grades, looping back and forth between the grade levels and keeping the same class for two years. I loved getting to know the students and their families deeply over that extended time period.
In 2014, I became the Title I teacher at Pemetic, working with students in grades K-8 in reading specifically. I have my Master’s degree in Literacy, and it is what I love to teach the most. I am a trained Reading Recovery teacher, which is a program for first graders. I work with four first grade students, for one-on-one, 30 minute lessons daily, to give them a strong start in literacy. The rest of my day is spent working with small groups of students or individuals across varying grade levels, supporting their literacy learning.
On a personal level, I love spending time with my family: my husband, Ben, and my two kids, Nora (8) and Elias (4). My favorite things to do are hiking, swimming, exploring the outdoor beauty of MDI, and taking pictures of it all. Having school aged children of my own has given me another perspective of education from a parent’s point of view, which I have appreciated very much.Communication
I can be reached most easily through email. You can also reach me by phone.Reporting Student Progress
If your child qualifies for Title I assistance with reading you will be notified with a letter sent home from school. Goals are set and sent home at the beginning of the year, or whenever your child becomes eligible for services. Title I reports come home at the end of each Trimester with student report cards. They list the goals your child is working on and a narrative description of the progress your child has made that trimester.