Mrs.Jessica GrandefeldReading Teacherjgrandefeld@scarsdaleschools.org
Welcome to my teacher page! I am thrilled to be the reading teacher at Quaker Ridge School. I have been teaching for 15 years, and the 2020-2021 school year will be my sixth year teaching reading in Scarsdale, at Quaker Ridge School. My husband and I have three children. My twins, James and Maggie, are in first grade, and Blake is two. Our newest addition is a Labrador Retriever puppy, Annie. In my free time, I love to go on walks and bike rides with my family, travel (though not recently), cook with my kids, and of course, read!
My 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, their confidence in their reading abilities, all while fostering the development of a lifelong love of reading.