Welcome to REACH Reading Intervention!
My name is Colleen Bowling, and I am the Reading Specialist at Wakefield Elementary! I have worked at Wakefield for 6 years now as both a classroom ELAR teacher and as the Reading Specialist. I also have 4.5 years of preschool teaching experience. Prior to that, I spent 3 years in a self-contained (all subjects) 3rd grade classroom in Decatur.
I have a Master's degree in Curriculum Instruction with an emphasis in Literacy Studies. I LOVE the Science of reading, and I have a passion for creating a love of reading in my students. I have a work hard/play hard philosophy toward life and learning, and I try to incorporate my philosophy in my classroom as well.
I have three children, and all are currently or have been Wakefield students at one time. My hobbies include reading, crafting, watching my kids play sports, and playing adult soccer or weightlifting. Thank you for allowing me to teach your child this year!