Reading Interventionist

Mrs. Martin, Reading Interventionist

I have had the good fortune to work for the past 22 years with children in grades K-8 in the former SAD 50 at St. George School and now at Guilford Butler and Owls Head Central Schools. I have worked as a classroom teacher in grades 1 and 5-8 but the majority of my time has been spent providing support and encouragement to struggling readers in the Title One program and now in Response to Intervention. The best part of my job is seeing the excitement that comes into a child’s life when they realize that they can read a book. As students move from the beginning stages of reading I help them learn the patterns in words, develop strategies for understanding what they read, and most importantly, help and encourage them to find great books that they enjoy reading so they will keep reading. As simple as it sounds, the best way to become a good reader is to read a lot!  Though I lived in Maine for a while as a child, I spent the rest of my early years in Somers, New York, which was at that time a small town about an hour north of NYC. I went to college in Indiana and lived in several other east coast locations including Miami, FL and Philadelphia PA.  I am happy to have spent the past 30 years living in Thomaston, where I helped raise three wonderful children and enjoy a beautiful spot on the St. George River.