Dr. Gail Park-- Literacy Coach
Collaborate with teachers on lessons, activities, and instruction.
Provide teachers with resources to support the curriculum and the Common Core
Facilitate literacy skills and strategies while working with students and classroom
teachers: teaching, co-teaching, providing resources, and modeling lesson
Evaluating data to improve instruction and develop lessons and units
Discussing and applying relevant research to improve students' comprehension
and to reinforce reading and writing strategies
Provide students and teachers support with differentiated reading programs: Achieve 3000
Develop, assess, and evaluate student assessments
Temple University-- Bachelors in English Secondary Education (1985-1989)
Rider University-- Masters in Education concentration in Reading (1989-1993)
Rider University-- Supervisor Course work for certification (1993- 1995)
Widener University-- Doctorate in Education concentration in Reading (1995 - 2000)
English teacher in the Neshaminy School District since 1989
Primarily taught American Literature: 11th grade
Additional grade levels taught: 9th and 10thIn addition, my experience ranges from ELL, Foundations,
College Preparatory, to Honors.
Furthermore, I held the Literacy Coach position in the past,
from 2004-2007, when state funding existed.
I'm not under the illusion that the schools alone can change society. However, I can reaffirm the belief uttered so many years ago: We teachers of language and literature have a crucial role to play as educators and citizens. We phrase our
goals as fostering the growth of the capacity for personally meaningful, self-critical literary experience. The educational process that achieves this aim most effectively will serve a broader purpose, the nurturing of men and women capable of building a fully democratic society.
from "Retrospect" by Louise Rosenblatt, found in Transactions with Literature: A Fifty-year Perspective
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