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Welcome to Mrs. Harmening's Reading Room!


   I am the Reading Specialist at Garfield Park Academy.  This is my fourth year here but I've been a teacher for eight years.  I love working with students of all ages to help them become successful readers and writers.


   I graduated from Fordham University in 2007 with a B.S. in Inclusive Elementary Education.  After working as a teacher's assistant for a year, I went back to get my master's degree.  In December 2012, I completed my Master's of Arts from Rider University in Reading and Language Arts.  I recently completed my certification to become a Wilson Reading Teacher and was named a Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner. 


   In my ten years in the education profession, I've worked as a Basic Skills Teacher's Assistant and 5th Grade In-class and Resource Room Teacher in the public school setting.  I've also worked with 7th to 12th grade developmentally delayed students in a residential facility and middle school students at a private school for exceptional students.


   I look forward to my adventure as a Reading Specialist, working one-on-one with students, and assisting teacher in Language Arts Literacy instruction.  


"A book is a gift you can open again and again." — Garrison Keillor