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    Mrs.Jessica Grandefeld     
    Love to read, love to learn!  
    Reading Specialist

    Welcome to my teacher page! I am thrilled to be the reading teacher at Quaker Ridge School. I have been teaching for 18 years, and the 2023-2024 school year will be my ninth year teaching reading in Scarsdale, at Quaker Ridge School. My husband and I have three children. Our twins, James and Maggie, are in fourth grade, and Blake is in kindergarten. We also have a Labrador Retriever named Annie. In my free time, I love to go on walks and bike rides with my family, travel, cook with my kids, and of course, read! 

    The reading program is intended to provide supplemental reading support in addition to the regular instruction my students receive in their classrooms. When students work with me, they can expect to read books, poems and plays, study words, learn phonics rules and reading strategies, write about reading, and play lots of games, too. My goal is to work to help my students improve their reading skills and their confidence in their reading abilities, all while fostering the development of a lifelong love of reading.