Meet the ELA Coach
Ms. Berlin will serve as our ELA coach this school year. Ms. Berlin began her career as a teacher in 1999 and joined the Newark Public Schools in 2001. Over the course of her career in education, which spans over 23 years, she has taught multiple grade levels and served as a Whole School Reform Model Facilitator, Interventionist, Wilson Reading teacher and Resource teacher. Ms. Berlin received her Masters of Arts in Education at Montclair State University and received her Teacher of Students w/Disabilities Certification from Relay Graduate School of Education here in Newark, New Jersey. Ms. Berlin is an advocate for the students at Speedway and works with our Literacy teachers to plan lessons, differentiate instruction, use data to inform small group teaching and meet the needs of all students. Miss Berlin is also looking forward to coordinating family literacy nights, spelling bees, writing contests and author’s visits this year.
“Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.” – Margaret Fuller
Grades K-8 Integrated Units
The Language Arts department at Speedway School is excited to begin this new year. Our goal is to support student achievement and create high-quality learning experiences throughout the building. We believe that educating our students requires children to pursue learning in ways that are culturally engaging and academically rigorous. Therefore, we are devoted to designing culturally responsive curricula that embodies intentional best practices, interventions, and assessments. With our guidance and support educators will engage in professional development that is driven by authentic student work and analysis of data. The teacher will, then, consistently engage in conversation with the curriculum as informed by; pedagogical research and research-based best practices, student voice, needs, strengths, culture, interests, and the world. We are committed to ensuring students become life-long learners and are positioned for success.