Phone: (856) 227-1303 ext. 4416
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts Degree: Sociology Elementary Education Certification K-8 Master of Arts Degree: Reading Supervisory Certification Orton Gillingham Certification
My name is Miss Carin A. Cooper and I am one of the reading specialist at Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center. I assume multiple roles at GTECC, depending on the needs of the student population and teachers in the district. As a reading specialist I have the responsibility for the literacy performance of readers in general and of struggling readers in particular by providing instruction to students, serving as a resource to teachers, administrators, and parents.
I also work diligently at GTECC to provide literacy resources to teachers, administrators, and parents. I often assess students literacy strengths and needs to provide that information to classroom teachers in order to provide an effective literacy program. Such assessments do not necessarily require extensive formal testing, but could include observing the child in the classroom, working with a child to determine how he or she responds to various literacy tasks, or collaborating with the classroom teacher to determine appropriate literacy instruction. I also work as a resource to teachers by suggesting ideas, materials, strategies that can enhance instruction, and informing teachers of best literacy practices through professional development workshops and professional discourse. The reading specialist in conjunction with kindergarten teachers often provide parent workshops during the evening that give parents an opportunity to learn how to use appropriate techniques and strategies at home to strengthen their literacy skills.
This year Judy Horvath and myself have the opportunity to work with the following kindergartne teachers: Mrs. Kozlowski, Mrs. Blome and Mrs. Mickelson, Mrs. Chranowski, Mrs. Otto, Mr. O'Brien, Miss Dillard, and Mrs. Lamanna. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me at CACooper@wtps.org or at 856-227-1303 ext. 4416
In service for your children,
Carin A. Cooper
Grenloch Terrace Early Childhood Center
Sewell, NJ 08080