This is my 5th year as a reading specialist for Urbandale schools. In the past I’ve also been a reading specialist for Olmsted and taught Reading Recovery at Karen Acres. This will be my 3rd year as a reading specialist at Valerius. I work with kindergarten, first, second and third grade in small reading groups. I’m an avid reader and am passionate about sharing my love of books with my students. Teaching young children how to read is a very rewarding job that I love!