A year ago I accepted a position as an elementary reading specialist in our district after being a classroom teacher for a ton of years. It was a great decision. I get to do what I love most, teach reading, to those who need it the most.
I thought I'd share a *before* picture of my classroom. It's a big room for small group instruction. I wish my old first grade classroom would have been this big. I love it. But I have to confess that I do share it with an awesome instructional assistant, Lisa. I could not live without her. We meet with our own groups of children for reading intervention each day. I have big plans for this room. It's a blank slate with so many possibilities. I'll post an *after* picture once I have the room ready.