Lower School Literacy Specialist
Jen Levy is the lower school literacy specialist. Ms. Levy received her B.A. in human development from Connecticut College and a dual M.S. degree in both general and special education from Bank Street College of Education in New York City. She lived in New York for five years and taught first grade at The Parkside School. A Bay Area native, Ms. Levy returned in 2009 and worked for seven years at Arbor Bay School in San Carlos, a school for children with mild to moderate learning differences. She taught first through third grade and served as a supervising teacher; mentoring other teachers in curriculum development, literacy instruction, and differentiation. Ms. Levy has always had a personal interest in teaching reading and is trained in both the Orton Gillingham and Lindamood Bell reading methods. She enjoys figuring out how individual children think and learn and then identifying the best strategies for their instruction. In her personal time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, playing and watching sports, and going on adventures with her husband and two young children. Ms. Levy joined Black Pine Circle School in 2017.
Why I Work with Children
I love figuring out how individual children think and learn and then figuring out the best strategies for their instruction.
A Favorite Book
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Having spent many years in Brooklyn, the story and themes really resonated with me.