Kathy Gaines

Reading Recovery/Intervention




Kathy Gaines

Reading Recovery/Intervention

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Classroom Information
About Me

 At Humann Elementary, I provide Reading Recovery and RTI instruction to a select group of students.

 As a Reading Recovery teacher, I provide one on one instruction to first grade students who are in need of a short-term, regular-education tutoring intervention in reading and writing. I work individually with students in daily 30-minute lessons for 12 to 20 weeks.  I work directly with the first grade teachers to give support and create a student specific program that will help each Reading Recovery student be successful in reading and writing.

 As an RTI teacher, I support students that have been identified as needing academic assistance in reading literacy which includes fluency and/or comprehension. Lessons are planned to support the learning in the regular classroom using the Wonders Tier 2 curriculum.

 I am looking forward to working with and supporting students through this school year.

 I was born in Florida where I spent most of my life prior to moving to Lincoln.  My family moved to Lincoln in 2002 including my husband and two younger sons.  Our oldest son was in college in Florida and continues to call that home. During my time in Lincoln I have taught preschool at Wee Wisdom Academy while I acquired my Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with an Endorsement as a Reading Specialist from Doane College in Lincoln in 2009.  

My interests include spending time with my husband, family and two grandchildren, traveling, football (Gator Fan), reading, and Florida beaches.

Professional Experience

 I began my teaching career in Florida after graduating from the University of North Florida in Jacksonville in 1985.  I have had the opportunity to teach in several different positions and districts due to living in different areas of Florida.  I have taught 7th and 8th grade math , 2nd, 4th, 5th, and preschool grades.

I am currently in my eleventh year as a Lincoln Public School educator.   I was a  first grade teacher at Beattie Elementary for seven years.  This will be my fourth year as a Reading Recovery Teacher and Interventionist at Humann Elementary.