A Message from Mrs. Hennerberg
Unbelievably we are already over half way through with another unprecedented school year! Thanks to so many wonderful people…..teachers, staff, administrators, students, and families, that we have. I am so fortunate to be a part of this great school district. I had the opportunity to take on a new position in our district. The K-6 Reading and Math coach/interventionist. What is that you wonder???
Well, before the school year started, I was asked many questions. “Are you looking forward to your new role at school?” “What is your new job at the school?” “Why aren’t you teaching anymore?” “Will it be hard not being in the classroom?”
Due to so much uncertainty with how last spring ended and what this fall might look like, and a new position in our elementary, I honestly didn’t know….at first. Now I can say that I LOVE my new role at the elementary. It was difficult to figure out what life would be like without a “Home” base, a specific classroom. I had been in 5th grade for 8 years, Kindergarten for 8 years and then 3rd grade for 12 years. I AM still teaching. I just help teach strategies and practice those extra skills with students of all ages to support their learning. I am also a support to their classroom teacher. We communicate almost daily about giving students what they need to help them be successful in the classroom, and how I can support that. I am so lucky that I get to work with all grade levels, teachers, and staff. I am reminded again, every day, of those foundational skills that build up young readers and mathematicians. I see it at work and I am amazed at the learning process, with a new set of eyes.
My new job at the school involves being the reading and math coach K-6.
I can work with any of the kids that need extra support at any time. It can be for as long as the teacher feels that student needs extra practice or it could just be for a review, as well as students that have reading plans in K-3. I help in the 1st and 3rd grade classrooms during reading block time. I am the reading coordinator, I serve on the reading committee, and head the S.A.T. (Student Assistant Team) at the elementary. I am head of 504’s at the elementary, ELL (English Language Learners) coordinator for the district, and I Co-Chair with Mrs. Coufal on the Steering Committee for School Improvement in our district.
I clearly took on many new roles and responsibilities. It can make one feel uncomfortable to learn something new, but at the same time, we can’t grow if we don’t learn. I am truly enjoying the opportunity to take on this new position and I look forward to continuing to grow and learn each and every day.