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Welcome Parents and Scholars, My name is Denise Certain-Jeffries, and I am the LLI Reading Implementer at Hodgen College Academy.I have been teaching for St. Louis Public Schools approximately 25 years. I am proud to say that 18 of those years have been spent right here at Hodgen. I spent 15 years teaching third grade scholars, and 3 years servicing scholars in my current position. My goal as a teacher is to create a nurturing, loving classroom environment where students are not afraid to take chances. In addition, I want to instill a love of reading in every scholar that I encounter.
My job is to support the classroom teacher and students by providing scholars with thirty minutes of small group, individualized reading instruction outside of the classroom setting. I look forward to working with each student to reach his or her reading goals for the school year!
The Academic team has created enrichment packets to encourage continuous learning among students of all grade levels. These packets are available at meal distribution sites, and they are posted online at www.slps.org/keeponlearning.