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 providing Basic Skills instruction under the leadership of our new Director of Curriculum and Instruction, Christine Skinner.  Having many years of experience at the 5 - 8 level, I am again excited to work for my second year with grades 2-4.  We will develop reading skills and apply essential reading strategies to gain a deeper understanding and enjoyment of text, providing the foundation for a lifetime love of reading. 
  As a school Reading Specialist my job is to serve as a student and literacy advocate 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 2-4 to help all students meet their individual academic potential in accordance with district goals and New Jersey Common Core State Standards. I help your child find success in reading through various instructional strategies such as in class support, co-teaching models, and intensive leveled literacy intervention.  Instruction is differentiated and geared 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 on September 22nd.  Until then, please do not hesitate to contact me using the information listed below. 

Best regards, 

Stacy Ehrlinger
M.Ed., Reading Specialist

609.268.0153   x2423