I received my undergraduate degree from UNCG and my Master's Degree in Language and Literacy from Salem College. This is my seventeeth year as a Reading Specialist. I teach students in several grade levels. I work with small groups of students to support each child in becoming a skilled reader. This year I am looking forward to beginning the LETRS training. LETRS stands for Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling. This training supports teachers in teaching students the skills to master the fundamentals of reading instruction. These fundamentals include: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, writing, and language. I look forward to an amazing school year!