Meet Your Teacher
READING RESOURCE 2017-2018
Welcome to Reading Resource! My name is Mrs. Madden. This is my fifth year at St. Mary School, and I am excited to be back. I received a BA in Literature and Communications and Secondary Education. After college I taught in the public schools and then took time off to raise my four children, John, Kevin, Clare and Nora. My husband, John and I sent all of our children to Catholic elementary school and high school, so I am committed to Catholic education. When I’m not at St. Mary School I enjoy reading, exercise and spending time with my family.
We have lots of exciting things happening in Resource. All of our Kindergarten-Second grade students are assessed using Aimsweb. Aimsweb is a computer assessment that we administer to monitor students’ early literacy skills and oral reading. Also, we use the Fountas and Pinnell Benchmark System to determine Kindergarten-Third Grade students’ Instructional Reading Levels.
Students love to come to Resource to read, write and learn many new things. We use the Fountas and Pinnell Leveled Literacy Intervention program, Wilson Reading System, Jolly Phonics, and Intensive Phonics just to name a few of our Intervention programs.