Ms. Nason:
2nd and 3rd Grade Literacy Specialist at 

Fallon Park Elementary School

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My journey as a Literacy Specialist began as I watched my own children become voracious readers and as I guided the instruction of so many children who have passed through my classroom door. I was a classroom teacher for 25 years, teaching kindergarten through 5th grade in the Roanoke City School system.  

I obtained my MS in Literacy Education in December 2018 from Radford University. I became the Literacy Specialist at Fallon Park in Fall 2019 and I am happy to be able to support students and staff across grades K through 5 with special attention to 2nd and 3rd grade. FPES has talented students, caring leadership, creative teachers, and a rigorous curriculum.  I am proud to be here. I also serve as the copresident elect of Roanoke Valley Reading Council, supporting and developing literacy initiatives across the valley. Reading is my passion and I am happy to be sharing this passion even more in these roles. As a literacy specialist, I have the opportunity to work with students across grade levels and to work closely with colleagues to develop a love of learning and literacy in my students. I am fortunate enough to work with a professional staff who are always eager to learn the newest literacy trends to add to their repertoire of teaching strategies. I believe that the key to learning is to meet students where they are and to help them find what makes them curious and motivated enough to learn. My own children have taught me to appreciate individuality, to not assume, and to be flexible. We're in this journey together! Please know that our doors are always open.

On a personal note, I am the mother of 4 wonderful humans and 2 fur babies; I love my dogs!!  My hobbies include Dallas Cowboys’ football, running, gardening, bird watching, and reading (of course!). When I am not teaching you can often find me spending time with my family including the newest addition, my grandson Andy!