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Hello Hawk Families!
My name is Kerri Pastwik and I am the Reading Specialist at Hampton Oaks. This wonderful school community has been my home away from home for the last eleven years. I am originally from Buffalo, NY. I graduated from Niagara Univeristy in New York State, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Childhood and Middle Childhood Education with a concentration in Spanish. I began my career as a first grade teacher, where my passion for teaching students to read took root. Seeking to better support students as they develop these early literacy skills, I pursued my Masters of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a Literacy Specialist certification. Also, teaching second and third grade, I had the pleasure of watching the world open up to my students through literature. Now, I have the joy of collaborating with teachers in all grades to facilitate student learning as they become strategic readers, critical thinkers, and lovers of literature. In my spare time, I love spending time with my husband and our sweet baby boy, Everett, who arrived last spring. We enjoy reading, going for walks, kayaking, visiting new places, and cheering on our hometown sports teams.