January 3, 2014 


Dear Parents and Students,



  Happy New Year!  This year I have been 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 have experienced a wonderful transition to working with grades 1-4.  It has been a pleasure help new, excited readers develop the reading skills and apply 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  work closely with teachers to plan and develop curriculum as well as provide resources and necessary professional development training.  My primary focus, however, is to foster within the students a love for reading, writing, and learning; preparing them for achieving their goals and the demands of the future. 

   Within the classroom I co-teach with teachers at grades 1-4 to support all students in meeting their individual academic potential in accordance with the rigorous New Jersey Common Core State Standards.  It is wonderful to have the opportunity to collaborate with teachers who are enthusiastic and dedicated to providing the best literacy instruction possible.  Together we 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 look forward to working together with you in order to help your child succeed personally and academically.  It was wonderful to meet many of you at Back to School Night.  Please do not hesitate to contact me using the information listed below. 

Best regards, 

Stacy Ehrlinger
M.Ed., Reading Specialist