Cathy Bollinger, Reading Interventionist
-------Welcome to MSI-----
I am the reading interventionist at MSI. I get to work with the students who need a little different assistance to help them build their reading skills. This is such a rewarding position where I am able to serve our students in a small group setting; I LOVE my job!
This is my 20th year in public education. I graduated from Mary Hardin-Baylor in 1998 with a degree specializing in Early Childhood and Elementary Education. I received graduate studies in reading from Texas State University and am certified in the Basic Language Skills reading program. I've taught children in grades PreK-5 throughout my career as a classroom teacher, gifted and talented teacher, and reading interventionist. Wherever I've served, I've experienced the joy of helping children become better citizens of our society through academic development. It has been my pleasure to watch them grow and blossom into the person God intended for them to be.
My husband and I raised our two children in Taylor, moved away for a few years to help my aging parents, and are now happy to be back in our "home town" to be close to our old friends, kids and grandkids!
I have my classroom door open at 7:15 each morning to welcome any and all 4th and 5th grade readers to spend a few extra minutes reading in a quiet environment. During this time students receive reading tutoring and encouragement, as needed. If your child doesn't have a pass to come in and you would like him/her to, please just call, e-mail, or send me a note and I'll be glad to make sure he/she gets one.
If your child comes to me for services offered during the school day, his/her reading teacher will let you know. I work very closely with her to make sure your child is receiving the specific individualized instruction he/she needs help with. If at all possible, I will be attending parent/teacher conferences and of course, am available to meet with parents other times as well. We need you to join with us as we coach your child in the areas of reading he/she shows weakness, as a reader. PLEASE don't hesitate to contact me for any questions, concerns, or ideas of ways to help your child become a better reader.
One of the best ways to help your child with reading outside of school is to read to and with your child, let him/her see you reading, work on the high frequency words, and make sure he/she has time to READ, READ, READ... !!
I'm looking forward to another great year at MSI! Thank you for allowing me to help your child become the best he/she can be!
"If you can believe it, you can achieve it!"