My name is Karisa Marcy and I am the Reading Specialist for Piney Branch. I taught 2nd, 4th, and 5th grades before I became a reading specialist in the 2008-2009 school year.
I graduated in 2002 from Western Connecticut State University with a dual degree in Elementary Education and History. I received my Master of Education Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and my Education Specialist degree in Reading from the University of Virginia. I also attained National Board Certification in 2007 as a Generalist-Middle Childhood.
I spend half my day as a Reading Recovery trained teacher working one on one with struggling first grade readers and the other half working with small groups of students and classroom teachers.
I live in Gainesville with my husband, son, and daughter. In my free time, I love to read, bake, and exercise.