Welcome from Mrs. Rause
Prior to becoming a teacher, I attended Washington & Jefferson College, in Washington, PA and earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in both Business Administration and Psychology. I furthered my education at Duquesne University, in Pittsburgh, PA and earned my Master of Science in Education (M.S.Ed), majoring in Special Education. I am a PA certified teacher holding teaching certifications in Special Education N-12 and English 7-12.
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I am a 4th and 5th grade Learning Support teacher at Grandview Elementary. I teach Reading Support, to 4th and 5th Grade students with IEPs, in a small group setting, using intervention programs geared toward remediating their instructional level skill deficits. I have been trained through the Wilson Academy to use the Wilson Reading System (WRS) within my Reading Support classes to help build my student's decoding, encoding, and fluency skills.
I began my teaching career as a Learning Support teacher at Steel Valley School District in Munhall, PA. I furthered my career as a Learning Support/Emotional Support teacher at Pittsburgh Public School District, and an English/Reading Intervention teacher at Cornell School District, Coraopolis, PA before moving to Derry, PA with my family. I am not only a teacher within the Derry Area School District, but also a community member, and a parent. I feel extremely blessed to have the opportunity to teach in the same district my own children attend.