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Janene

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When I think of myself as a reader and a teacher of readers, I think of the people who sowed the reading seed in my life as well as the conditions for learning that were necessary for me to become the reader that I am today. I also think about all the seeds that I am sowing as I work with young people each and every day. I think about how important the work is that I do, that work , that magic teachers conjure up when reading books aloud. The worlds that they create that whisk students off and take them places they've never been before. What a privilege, honor and awesome responsibility it is! I'm also reminded of a quote by Robert Louis Stevenson that sums it all up: "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." Like Mrs. Rumphius, a character from a book written by Barbara Cooney, I plant the reading seed because I must "do something to make the world more beautiful". This is why I am passionate about reading and writing instruction.
A little about my professional and educational experiences:
* Elementary school educator for over 20 years
* Past recognitions have included: 2016 Teacher of the Year ( Twin Hills Elementary School), 2015 Mulroney Scholar (University of Pennsylvania), and a 2015 NJEA Hipp Foundation Grant recipient. J

*Enrolled in graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania, studying Reading, Writing and Literacy. My research interests include: critical studies, educational equity, intergenerational reading practices, digital storytelling and technology in education and social justice.
*Written articles for The Review, a publication of the New Jersey Education Association and for publication for the John Dewey Society





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Janene’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: CUNY New York City College of Technology - Bachelor of Science, History

Graduate Degree: The College of New Rochelle - Masters in Education, Elementary School Teaching

Hobbies

I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, cooking, traveling, and hiking.

Tutoring Subjects

Adult ESL/ELL

Certified Reading Intervention

Elementary School

Elementary School English

Elementary School Math

Elementary School Reading

Elementary School Science

Elementary School Writing

Elementary Social Studies

English

English Grammar and Syntax

ESL/ELL

Learning Differences

Math

Middle School Math

Orton Gillingham Reading

Other

Phonics

Reading

Reading Intervention

Science

Social Studies

Special Education

Study Skills

Study Skills and Organization

Wilson Reading

Writing

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