Mrs. Balin's ELA Program

Phone: 914-376-8563


Degrees and Certifications:

BA Binghamton University MA New York University, Oxford University Teachers College, Columbia University CAS New York University

Mrs. Marlene Gold-Balin

Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year! I am excited to be working with you and know we will have a wonderful time learning together.

I can be reached at

We will be using TEAMS this year. Be sure your electronic device is fully charged each night so you are ready to go. I have books ready to go home with you so please just ask as I'd like you reading every night for at least twenty minutes.

All of my assignments are listed under Assignments here on my webpage.  Please feel free to have your parents email me as well with any questions or concerns.

Title I Teacher Assistants, Mrs. Richardson-Johnson and Ms. Baiocco will be available to support and work with you as well. Feel free to contact her via email or




  • I  believe in each and every one of you.  I know you have tremendous potential to change our society for the better. I believe so much is possible with knowledge, and that as you listen and read, so much more opportunity will be available to you. You are absolutely in control of how much you learn. By reading nightly, your fluency and comprehension will grow.

    The choices that you will make now will influence your future. Be mindful of them. Be sure to take walks outside and enjoy quiet time daily. Be sure to read as much as you possibly can every single day and encourage others by setting the right example. 

    I promise you that the more you read, the more you'll want to read. So put your tablets and cell phones away, take a break from technology, and read a book!

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