Phone: (215) 809-6360


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Miss Christina Pescatore

  I am excited to begin working as the Elementary (K-4th Grade) Title I Reading Specialist at Tawanka Elementary School. I look forward to getting to know students, helping them go on new Reading adventures and make new discoveries every day. 

  I have a Post-Master’s as a Reading Specialist, MAT in Elementary Education, and Bachelor’s in English with a minor in Professional Writing from The College of New Jersey. I received a certificate from the Institute for Multi-sensory Education Comprehensive Orton-Gillingham Virtual Training Program. After attending Fundations and Wilson Reading Introduction Professional Development Workshops, I also received certificates. I have obtained a certificate from the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project Virtual June Reading Institute 2020 and have attended the Teachers College Reading & Writing Project Saturday Reunion Professional Development Workshop.

  As a certified Reading Specialist and Elementary Teacher, I have experience working as an Elementary (K-4th Grade) Long Term Substitute Reading Specialist/Academic Support Instruction Teacher in NJ as well as an Elementary (K-3rd Grade) Title I Reading Long Term Substitute Teacher in PA. I have also worked as a Reading Specialist Substitute in PA. I have experience teaching in Elementary classrooms as well as tutoring students in PA and NJ. Through a tutoring company, I lead online Orton Gillingham Reading and Phonics webinars as well as Small Group Reading classes for Elementary students. 

   As an avid reader as well as a member of a Book Club with friends, I encourage students to develop a lifelong love of reading. I enjoy working with small groups of students, helping them to meet their reading goals. Students will learn decoding, fluency, and comprehension skills as well as strategies that they can use to grow as readers. I will help students become successful readers.

   I encourage open communication and a home-school connection. I check my email daily and will respond as soon as possible.