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Welcome to Decker Prairie Elementary! I am excited to serve Decker as a Reading Specialist. I am originally from Louisiana. I graduated from Louisiana State University in 1995. In 2004, I achieved my National Certification in Early Childhood from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). I graduated from the University of Texas-Arlington with my Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction, focus Literacy. I am certified in Literacy, Elementary Education, ESL, and GT trained.
This will be my 23rd year in education. I feel so blessed to do what I love each day! I believe that reading opens the window to our world. I LOVE to teach reading.
My husband and I are the proud parents of two rescue dogs, Mac and Tess. They keep us happily on our toes.
I look forward to working together to make this a successful school year.
Cathy Elster