Jeanne Trew - Reading Specialist
I graduated with a BA from Mount Mary College in 1975, and attended the University of Wisconsin in Oshkosh for my ME in Reading Education. One of my favorite things as a teacher is to tell stories that include children I have known who faced a challenge and won. The stories have ranged from how one five year old child survived being thoroughly stuck in the mud (to illustrate that sometimes asking for help is a good idea) to how a middle school student suddenly figured out algebra (to show that sometimes you don’t get it right the first time), to how a certain first grader long ago learned how to read, really read her first book (to prove that someone who starts out not “getting it” can, with perseverance).
During my 15 years teaching in the Rosendale-Brandon School District, I have had the opportunity to teach classrooms of Kindergarten, second grade, and third grade students. I have also taught small groups of gifted and talented students at many grade levels. Now I work with Title I students at Brandon School… those students who struggle with reading for one reason or another. Each year, each grade, each experience has brought its share of joys and discoveries. Every year I am glad I have had the chance to guide students to know more about themselves as learners and to help them see themselves as creative and independent thinkers.
At home, I have a lot to keep me busy, with a wide range of hobbies including: weaving, cross-country skiing, reading, writing, and gardening. I also spend a lot of time with eleven active, fun and inquisitive grandchildren and their parents.