Journey to Becoming a Language Arts Teacher

by Kathy
(Topeka, KS)

My daughter first started working with Rene when she was in middle school and still a struggling reader. It was always challenging and Rene was always consistent and positive and encouraging - for both of us! My daughter worked with Rene through her Senior year of high school, improving skills and learning ways to manage reading needs. It was not until after high school that she really began to read on her own for pleasure and this really started with requirement to read anything at all for a minimum of 20 minutes a day. It took just the first 20 minutes to get her started and I'm happy to say she loves to read, even if it may be a little more slowly.

I'm even more proud to say that my daughter completed a Bachelor or Arts in English, Education Emphasis - though it took more than 4 years to do this. She is now starting her first year as a middle school Language Arts teacher! No one knows better than her what a critical stage middle school can be - and what a difference having a teacher who is positive and encouraging can be. We can't thank Rene enough!

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