Valley Park Elementary Reading Team
We work with small groups of children to offer intervention and support in reading. In addition, we support District and School-Wide initiatives including assessments, interventions, curriculum and professional development. We work with the staff and administrations in the interpretation and use of data to identify trends in individual, grade level and school-wide reading performance. This information is used to make decisions about how to best serve our students.
I am excited to begin my 8th year as Reading Specialist for the Valley Park School District but I have actually been with the District for 16 years. Prior to working as a Reading Specialist, I worked as a Parent Educator as well as helped out in the VP Preschool. I have resided in Valley Park with my family since 1994 and both of my children have gone through Valley Park Schools. When I am working with students at VPES I am truly home. My training consists of an undergraduate degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education from Missouri State University, a Masters degree from Lindenwood University, and a Reading Specialist degree from Maryville University. I love spending time with family and friends in my free time. Swimming, walking, and reading are some of my favorite activities. I feel so lucky to work alongside a wonderful staff and serve this great community!