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Posted on Jan 25, 2013

Dear Parents,

January 24, 2013



I would like to take a moment to introduce myself as the new reading specialist at The Gillispie School. My enthusiasm and energy are sky high as I embark on this new challenge and, after completing my first week of school, I realize how fortunate I am to be part of an institution that embraces education with such passion and dedication. The children I have had the opportunity to work with these past weeks not only made me eager to begin the work ahead but also encourage me to be at my best as they deserve nothing less. My goals will always be to meet your children, recognize their strengths and needs, and develop a plan to help them grow academically. In addition, I will always be focused on helping your children gain confidence and an understanding of themselves as independent learners.

 I look forward to meeting each and every one of you as I become a part of The Gillispie School family.

Thank you,
Karen Basil

Reading Specialist

Ed. Note: Karen Basil has over twenty years of experience, the majority of that time as the director of curriculum and faculty development at The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Florida. She received her master’s degree in reading K-12 and has been trained in the Wilson Reading System and Lindamood-Bell learning processes.

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