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Mrs. Linda Vassallo
Hello! I am the Syre Reading Club teacher. (Reading Club is also known as the Learning Assistance Program or LAP.) I work with small groups of students who need extra support in literacy skills such as pre-reading skills, early reading skills, reading fluency and comprehension.
After diagnosing students' reading difficulties, I work with Mrs Tipple, LAP paraeducator, to provide lessons and activities to address these difficulties.
Both Mrs. Tipple and I love teaching reading and working with students at many different grade levels.
This will be my 29th year of teaching! - and my 8th year here at Syre. Over the years I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades. I have been a reading specialist for the past 25 years.
I went to college at Cornell University and earned my teaching certificate at Colorado College. I received my Master's Degree in Reading Education from the University of Virginia. I taught in Colorado, Virginia, and Connecticut before moving to Seattle in 2008.
I live in Seattle with my husband, Marc. We have one son, Nick, who lives in New York.