Martha’s Vineyard Reading Specialist Orton Gillingham
Summer 2021 Reading Writing Literacy Support by Maggi
MAGGI P. M.S. TESOL, NYS CERTIFIED
Elementary Education (K-6), Students With Disabilities (Birth- 2nd), ESL (K-12), Spanish (7-12)
Martha’s Vineyard Reading Specialist Orton Gillingham – Maggi is a multi-certified teacher with over 20 years experience teaching students in New York City. Maggi teaches in general education classes as well as integrated co-teaching classes as the special education provider. Maggi also has over ten years experience as an English as a second language provider. In this role, she has successfully worked with a variety of learners with both language acquisition needs as well as reading deficiencies. Maggi trained in the Orton Gillingham approach to reading as well as Fundations, Leveled Literacy Instruction, and SIPPS (Systematic Instruction in Phonological Awareness, Phonics, and Sight Word). She has worked extensively on developing her students reading comprehension while working on fluency, phonics, phonemic awareness, and sight words recognition. She believes all aspects of reading needs are addressed during literacy instruction. In addition to instruction, Maggi is experienced using both formative and summative assessments to determine next steps for her students. These assessments include TC running records, timed fluency passages, and comprehension checks. Using this comprehensive approach not only helps her keep track of her students goals, but it also increases their interest in learning literacy.
In addition to her experience in teaching literacy, Maggi is trained in Go Math (K-5), everyday math (K-3) and Exemplars (K-3).
Maggi is also a professional storyteller, writer, and actor with an improvisational children’s theater. She brings this passion and enthusiasm to her work with students. Maggi provides a safe learning environment where both student and teacher are encouraged to take risks.