As Central Elementary's Reading Interventionist, I encourage parents to take part in their child's education by insuring they are reading nightly! Reading nightly can consist of you reading a story out loud to your child, your child reading a story to you or your child reading a level appropriate chapter book. Daily reading with your child helps them with their fluency, vocabulary, comprehension skills, speech and so much more. In short, engaging your child in reading and a print friendly environment will be very helpful to them as they journey through school!
Now a little about me - I am a 1997 graduate of Guthrie High School, I also have a bachelors degree from the University of Central Oklahoma as well as a masters from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Previously I taught first grade for five years, I have also taught Pre-K, Kindergarten and have served as an assistant principal. I am married to Jason Cotton and we have three sons; Brenan is 14 years-old, Ethan is 9 and is currently in 2nd grade and Henry is 6 and in Kindergarten. I was born and raised in Guthrie and am a huge advocate for this community. My family and I attend the First Christian Church and we are all very proud to call ourselves Bluejays! Besides my family I love gardening, Hobby Lobby, Sonic drinks and the OSU cowboys.
I will be in contact with your child's homeroom teacher regarding their reading skills and growth, but please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have. I meet with small groups of students for 30 - 45 minutes daily to gain and strengthen the skills they need to become successful readers. I have also posted helpful websites that are beneficial for young readers, and I encourage you and your child to work with some of these sites.
My door is always open so please do not hesitate to call me or email with questions, concerns or praise! The easiest means of communication will be via email.
I am looking forward to a fabulous year with you and your child!!
Daily Intervention Schedule:
8:15 - 9:00: Plan
9:05 - 9:35: Kindergarten Intervention
9:40 - 10:10: 1st Grade Intervention
10:15 - 11:00: 4th Grade Intervention
11:00 - 11:30: 1st Grade Intervention
11:30 - 12:00: Lunch
12:00 - 12:25: Lunch Duty
12:40 - 1:10: 2nd Grade Intervention
1:15 - 1:45: 2nd Grade Intervention
1:50 - 2:20: 3rd Grade Intervention
2:20 - 2:50: 4th Grade Intervention
2:50 - 3:00: Data Entry
3:05: Dismissal/Car Duty