two kids reading.jpg  Mrs. Vassallo -  Reading Club Teacher     headshot Linda at Sooke.jpg      

                     Mondays and Tuesdays           9:00-4:00           

                             Wednesdays and Thursdays    8:00-3:00

This will be my 25th year of teaching! - and my 4th year here at Syre.  Over the years I have taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  I have been a reading specialist for the past 20 years.

I went to college at Cornell University and earned my teaching certificate at Colorado College.  I received my Master's Degree in Reading Education from the University of Virginia.  I taught in Colorado, Virginia, and Connecticut before moving to Seattle in 2008.

I love teaching reading and helping students discover the way our written language works to convey meaning and tell wonderful stories.

I live in Seattle with my husband, Marc, and our goofy golden doodle dog, Gus.  We have one son, Nick, who lives in Bellingham.

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Linda and Marc                                                        Gus                                                 Nick and his cousins


I am happy to announce that the LAP reading program has been expanded by the state of Washington for the 2014-15 school.  LAP will offer support reading services to all students, grades K-4, who are have not yet reached grade level standard on one or more of our assessments - even if the student is just slightly below standard!  :)   This is a marvelous opportunity for all students to receive the support they need to reach grade-level reading.  In order to serve the increased number of students, I am joined by wonderful teaching assistants this year - Mr. Warrick, Mrs. Jacobson, Mrs. Tipple, and Mrs. McKinen.