September 2, 2014


Dear Parents and Students, 
  Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year at Tabernacle Elementary School.  This year I am very fortunate to be part of a team of District Reading Specialists and administrators focused on leading our students toward success in literacy.  Having many years of experience at the 5 - 8 level, I am now excited to work with grades 1-4 developing reading skills and applying essential reading strategies to gain a deeper understanding and enjoyment of text.  
  As a school Reading Specialist my job is to serve as an advocate for literacy as well as a resource for students, teachers, administrators, and parents in the Tabernacle community.  I also work closely with teachers to provide resources and necessary professional development training.  My primary focus, however, is to foster within the students a love for reading, writing and learning, thus preparing them for achieving their present and future goals. 

   Within the classroom, I work alongside teachers at grades 1-4 to help all students meet their individual academic potential in accordance with the New Jersey Common Core State Standards. I work to give students the proper tools and support through an in-class Balanced Literacy approach, striving toward meeting students’ individual learning styles and needs. 
  I am looking forward to working together with you in order to help your child succeed personally and academically. I hope to meet you on Back to School Night in September.   Until then, please do not hesitate to contact me using the information listed below. 

Best regards, 

Stacy Ehrlinger
M.Ed., Reading Specialist