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Welcome Derby Dragons and BPS community!
My name is Michelle Gallacher and I am the Reading Specialist and Testing Coordinator here at Derby. Before coming to BPS, I taught 4th, 5th and 6th grade and worked as a Reading Specialist, Instructional Specialist and Data Coach in the city of Detroit. I have a Masters in Reading from Wayne State University and am currently working on completing my Doctorate in Reading, Language and Literature from WSU.
As the Reading Specialist at Derby, I teach Literacy 6, Literacy 7, and Literacy 8. In my literacy classes, students learn reading and writing skills and strategies that they can use in each of their core classes. While learning these strategies, my hope is that students also become engaged in the magical world of reading! This year, I am also teaching Reading Enrichment 6 and Reading Enrichment 7/8. In this class, students are able to use critical thinking skills to analyze and discuss various texts in depth, as well as participate in student led research projects.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via email (preferred) or phone.
<---- And yes, students, that is a photo of me in middle school. It was the 90's!