I am a certified K-12 teacher with 30 years of experience, who enjoys meeting the educational needs of all students. I hold certification in the following areas: Speech-Language Pathology, Reading and English Speakers of Other Languages. I presently teach reading in grades 1-3. I am very passionate about teaching and believe that all children can succeed; the goal is to determine strategies specific to that child that will allow him/her to become a successful learner. I motivate and encourage my students to reach their highest potential as well as provide them with the skills necessary to improve academic performance.