• Welcome!       

     
    Fiske Literacy Team
     
    Literacy Center
    Mrs. Donahue, Mrs. Azeredo and Ms. Jones
     
    Each elementary school in Lexington has three or more literacy specialists. The services provided by these specialists are part of the regular education curriculum.  Literacy specialists support the classroom teachers with the implementation of the Reading and Writing curricula, as well as provide literacy intervention services to students. The literacy specialists at Fiske are always happy to hear from parents and can provide them with support for the home-school literacy connection.
     
    About the Teachers

     

    Maria Azeredo, M.Ed

     
    Maria Azeredo came to Lexington in 1993 and began her career in the district as
    a Kindergarten teacher at Fiske School. Maria has held a number of different
    teaching positions throughout  the district. She was a Special Education Resource teacher
    at Hastings then returned to the classroom as a Kindergarten teacher then a First Grade teacher
    also at Hastings School.  In 2007 Maria began her new role at Fiske School as a Literacy Specialist.
    
    Paula Donahue M. Ed Reading Specialist/OG Certified
    pdonahue@lexingtonma.org
    Paula Donahue joined the Fiske Literacy Department in 2012 to provide
    reading intervention to the general population. 
    Prior to working in Lexington, she worked in the Methuen Public Schools as a Reading
    Teacher, and also worked in the Lawrence Public Schools as a third
    grade classroom teacher.
    
     
    Kate Jones M. Ed Reading Specialist
     
     
    Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year
     
    We have spent the last three weeks in classrooms getting to know your children and supporting teachers with beginning of the year assessments. We have launched intervention for students who can benefit from extra support in reading and writing. We look forward to a wonderful year! Please be sure to check our website for recommendations on how to promote literacy at home, and don't hesitate to contact us with questions regarding your children and Lexington's literacy curriculum. 
     
    Literacy at Home 
     
    You are your child's first and most important teacher. One of the most important things a parent can do to help their child become a better reader is to read aloud. Make sure your children read or you (or someone else) reads to them daily. Children who spend at least 30 minutes a day engaged in reading for fun develop the skills to be better readers at school.
     Here is a website where you can find resources that will help you with supporting your child at home.
      http://www.readwritethink.org/parent-afterschool-resources/