Phone: (843) 664-8448
Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Joannie Swaringer. I am a Reading Recovery teacher at Delmae Heights Elementary. I have a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina and a Masters in Elementary Education from Francis Marion University. I received formal training in Reading Recovery in 2001-2002.
I interact daily with first grade students in the Literacy Lab, as well as in the Reading Recovery Program. My ultimate goal is to teach students to develop reading and writing strategies that will enable them to be successful in the classroom. In addition, I provide support and resources to parents and teachers to assist students who are having difficulties in reading.
Over my years of teaching, I’ve learned the importance of beginning where the child is, working from his/her strengths and building upon them. I believe that all children are capable of learning, and it’s exciting when students begin to think of themselves as readers and writers.