Meet the Teacher
Phone: 320/329-8368 extension 1106
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Mass Communications B.S. Elementary Education K-12 Reading Licensure 5-8 Communication Arts/Literature
Welcome. I am looking forward to the 2018-19 school year. I want to extend an invitation to the Title 1 Family Nights this school year. Students and parents have enjoyed spending time together during the family nights featuring the topics of Math and Reading. I hope you can join us.
A little bit about me. I live on a farm south of Sacred Heart with my husband, Eric, and daughter, Rebecca. My son Ben is a freshman at Concordia College. We also have a dog, a cat and a rabbit. I like to travel, spend time with family and friends, sew, camp, flower garden and downhill ski. I grew up in Willmar and worked there professionally for 20 years before starting my career in Education. I also like to let people know that I have an identical twin sister. She is a high school French teacher in Northfield, MN. You can find her on the internet at www.northfieldschools.org. We have often been mistaken for each other.
Welcome. What is Title 1? Title 1 is a federal program that provides funding to local school districts to improve the academic achievement of students. It is part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act first passed in 1965. That Act is reauthorized by Congress from time to time, and often given a new name. It is currently known as the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Renville County West is committed to the goal of providing quality education for every child in the district. We want to establish partnerships with parents and the community. Everyone gains if school and home work together to promote high achievement by our students. Parents play an extremely important role as children's first teachers. Their support for students and for the school is critical to the student's success at every step along the way.
Title One is an opportunity for students to gain more skills in reading and math through research based interventions. Parents, classroom teachers, and universal screening data guide the grade level, small groups that are formed to meet the individual needs of students and to guide them to success in reading and math.
Title 1 at RCW has one full time teacher and two paraprofessionals that meet with students every day. The Title 1 room also houses Reading Corps tutors; volunteers who help students become fluent readers by the 3rd grade. Children enjoy meeting in small groups and learning in a variety of settings throughout their day.