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Jennifer Burke

The 2017-18 school year marks my 14th year at Pioneer Elementary School. I love the students and families of the Pioneer community and I am excited to start another school year! I began my teaching career in 1992 and got my feet wet as a first and second grade classroom teacher. After having children of my own, I stayed home for close to 10 years and worked part time for a reading tutoring company. It was this position that gave me my love of working with students in reading. It was a valuable experience that taught me the best way to help kids succeed as readers. As my children got older and started school, I returned to school myself and got my master's degree in reading. In 2003 I returned to my teaching career as a first grade teacher at Pioneer. After one year of classroom teaching, I moved into a reading specialist position which I consider to be the perfect job for me! I love working with students in small groups, and helping them succeed as readers. I strive to make a special connection with each of my students and to help them view themselves as successful readers. I'm looking forward to a great school year!