Mrs. Andersen works with students at both F.N. brown and Forest Avenue Elementary schools. Mrs. Andersen's background includes both general education classroom teaching and coaching. Her experience working with a diverse group of students enables her to develop lessons that best meet the varied needs of the students she works with throughout the day. The dynamic nature of the two coaches has resulted in students making strides in their reading abilities.
Both coaches work with identified students in a variety of settings, and they use a diverse array of strategies and resources to meet the differentiated needs of their students. Settings include both pull-out and push-in sessions. In the pull-out sessions, the coaches work with students in small groups that are organized by grade level at each school.
The lessons require a great deal of planning and resources due to the differentiated needs of the students in each group. Push-in support is also provided based on the needs of the students. Coaches assist the classroom teachers in reading instruction and model strategies to help the identified students.