Cesar E. Chavez Title I Reading Teacher (Grades 5-8)

Mrs. Ouida Lewin-Ellis

Phone: 914-376-8969


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Mrs. Ouida Lewin-Ellis

Hi Families my name is Mrs. Lewin-Ellis and I am the Title I Reading Teacher at Cesar E. Chavez for students in grades 5 through 8.  The students know me as Ms. Lewin and could continue addressing me  that way.  I am a certified Reading Specialist in New York State. This is my fourth year at Cesar E. Chaves School and my 22nd year teaching. Welcome to the 2020-2021 School Year.  Hope you all had a safe and enjoyable Summer break.  This school year is not your typical beginning because we are currently in a nationwide pandemic.  Together we are going to make it through and create a successful learning experience for all students. 

I will be providing Title I reading services for children in grades 5 and 6 using the new Reading Program Benchmark to improve their reading and writing skills.  For the students in grades 7 and 8, I will be collaborating with their English and History teacher using the New York State (NYS) English Language Arts (ELA) Modules to teach reading and writing. I look forward to collaborating with you, your child's homeroom teachers and all my colleagues to ensure a very productive and successful school year.

It is my greatest pleasure servicing my Title I Reading students during the school year 2020-2021.  We will begin the school year virtually using Microsoft Teams and then transition into Hybrid learning in October.  I know this is new for both you and your children.  I am committed to working hand in hand with you to ensure success and ease tensions. Please feel free to reach out to me throughout the school year via email or phone at olewin-ellis@yonkerspublicschools.org or 913-376-8969.