Mrs. Scanlan

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Mrs. Scanlan

I have been teaching language arts literacy in Deerfield for 17 years.  I have had the opportunity to teach in grades 4, 5, and most recently 7th grade.  While I enjoyed all the grades I've taught, my favorite is 7th grade.  I love reading and I'm always excited to read the latest middle school and young adult novels.  Meeting with book clubs and talking about novels is one of my favorite things to do.  

 My goal as a teacher is to build lifelong readers.  Reading should be a fun and enjoyable activity.  When a student says "I don't like reading"  my philosophy is that he just hasn't yet found a book that moves him.  As a family, set aside some technology free time every night where the entire family reads.   You may find it's the most enjoyable time of your day too!

Education

  • Seton Hall University – business major/ education minor
  • College of Saint Elizabeth – teaching certification
  • Kean University –  Masters in Reading Specialization