My name is Claire Emery and I am a K-5 Literacy Specialist at Seven Hills Preparatory Academy. I have a degree in Elementary Education from Drake University and a Masters in Reading from the University of St. Thomas. I began working at SHPA in 2007 as a classroom teacher and am enjoying working with students in the area of reading. Seven Hills is a great community of learners and I am proud to be a part of it.
My name is Nicole Peterson and I am so excited to serve as Literacy Specialist again at Seven Hills this year! I have been at Seven Hills since 2007. I have a degree in Elementary/Middle School Education from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire and I received a Masters Degree in Literacy Education from Saint Mary's University. Seven Hills Preparatory Academy is a fabulous school and I am pleased to be a part of the talented staff!
My name is Ania Wrase and I am a K-5 Literacy Specialist here at Seven Hills Preparatory Academy. I am excited to start my third year here! I received my elementary education degree at Mankato State University and my reading certification from Concordia University. I began teaching in 1998 as a classroom teacher. Seven Hills Preparatory Academy is a wonderful school and I am honored to be a part of the staff.
The Literacy Specialists work with students in both small group and one-on-one settings to support students' reading development.
The focus of the Literacy Specialist is the 5 Components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness, Phonics, Fluency, Vocabulary, and Text Comprehension.
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The Literacy Specialists utilize the Scholastic Guided Reading library, Words Their Way, and various assessments and interventions strategies to plan and deliver specific student need based instruction.