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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 twelve 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 2 year-old son, Everett. We enjoy reading, going for walks, kayaking, visiting new places, and cheering on our hometown sports teams.