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    Dear Parent,

    Our district uses standardized testing such as DIBELS, AIMS, and SAT 10 to identify students who will benefit from extra instruction. This data indicates that some children are 'at risk' in the category of Reading.  Therefore, these children are selected to receive additional assistance and meet with me in a small group setting. This program is designed to help students strengthen his or her reading ability.

    A little about me:  I am originally from Chicago, Illinois but have lived in Gilbert, Arizona for the past 17 years.  My husband and I have 5 children.  I obtained my undergraduate degree from Northern Illinois University and my Master's Degree and Reading Endorsement from Grand Canyon University. I have previously worked as a Librarian in the Gilbert School District and as a 6th grade Reading teacher at Peralta Trail Elementary (Apache Junction School District).

    This will be my 5th year at Desert Vista and I am excited to work with your child as a Reading Intervention Specialist. We will be having a great time while we read, learn and apply comprehension strategies, and discuss our literature!

    Studies show that parental involvement in a child's education is one of the strongest indicators of student achievement. Please ask your students about what we are reading and learning about in class. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns or questions. You may reach me by email at or phone 480-982-1110 ext 5931. 
    Please click on the link below for a Monthly Building Readers newsletter filled with tips and activities to do as a family to build reading skills. Also, on the following pages you will find additional resources to practice at home. Let's work together to help our students achieve their maximum potential!
    Mrs. Elizabeth Foster
    Title 1 Reading Intervention Specialist