7th and 8th grade ELA

Dr. Rachel Pagano

Phone: 914-376-9872


Degrees and Certifications:

BA: Yeshiva University (major: English Literature; double minor: French and Art History) Ph.D.: Columbia University (English and Comparative Literature)

Dr. Rachel Pagano

Hi, I'm Dr. Pagano, the 7th/8th grade ELA teacher at the Cesar E. Chavez School.  I look forward to helping your child grow to his/her fullest potential as reader, as a writer -- and hopefully as a human being! 

Parents and Students:  Amid this very trying time of the COVID-19 pandemic, I want to reassure you that ELA instruction *WILL* continue!  Assignments will be updated on a nightly basis -- just click the tab for your (or your child's) class section.  

Aside from our regular module work ("Lyddie" for 7th graders; "To Kill a Mockingbird" for 8th graders), we will be using "Clever."  My assignments can be found on "R. Pagano's Page."  I have also placed Skills Navigator on Clever.  All 7th/8th grade students are expected to complete 3 "literacy" missions per every 2-week period (see class section tab for all due dates).

During the school closure, I will be available every day between the hours of 12:00 and 3:30 p.m.  Please don't hesitate to reach out at rpagano@yonkerspublicschools.org if you have any questions or concerns.

*** Office hours 6/15/20 will be 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.