Degrees and Certifications:
BA Binghamton University MA New York University, Oxford University Teachers College CAS New York University
Mrs. Marlene Balin
Nothing is more important to me than creating a love for reading for you and your family! I grew up with a book under my cover and fell asleep reading every night, and want you and your children to enjoy reading as much as I do. There's something magical about books that takes you away from whatever else is going on in your mind, and lets you just relax and enjoy being in another world. Finding your favorite genres and exploring through books opens up another door for you! Historical fiction, biographies, graphic novels all offer something different.
After college and graduate school where I studied English Literature and Rhetoric, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Literacy, and Education Administration and Supervision, I worked in publishing (I love to write too) in NYC and then decided to teach. I started off teaching in East Harlem, NYC and was a prek, second, fifth and sixth grade teacher. Loving reading so much, I went for my reading license and became a reading specialist.
You are welcome to come into my reading lab and explore. Find books and novels that you never had a chance to read. Make the time to take your kids to the library and to the local bookstores! They'll love it.