Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. Early Childhood Education/Science M.A. Reading Diagnosis and Remediation Reading Recovery Certificate of Completion Sixth Year Advanced Certificate in Administration and Supervision
Mrs. Elaine Monahan
Hello! I am Mrs. Monahan, one of the Reading Teachers at Brookside Elementary School. I began preparing for my teaching career as an undergrad where I majored in Early Childhood Education, with a minor in Science. Shortly, thereafter, I earned my Master's Degree in Reading Diagnosis and Remediation. Looking to further my ability to remediate students who struggle with reading, I became a certified Reading Recovery Teacher, which led me to compete my Sixth Year Certificate in Supervision and Administration. I began my teaching career 20 years ago in Borough Park, Brooklyn, New York, and have served as a general education teacher in grades K, 1, 2, and 3. I was an active Reading Recovery Teacher for a number of years, before I returned to the classroom as the general education teacher in an inclusive classroom setting in both Kindergarten and Grade One. I have been part of the Brookside family for about eight years, and have delivered Academic Intervention Services in Reading to all grades. Currently, I am happily servicing Grades One and Four, where I am blending the practices of both Reading Recovery and Fountas and Pinnell's Leveled Literacy Intervention Program.