Hello Grass Lake Family,

I am excited to be a new member of the Grass Lake team. My name is Erika Cuzick and I am a new Illinois resident. My husband is enlisted in the United States Navy and the Navy has recently brought us to your beautiful state. I have been teaching for 13 years.  I earned my teaching degree from Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and my Reading Specialist degree from The University of Virginia.

As your Reading Coach, my job has two main components. First and foremost, I am dedicated to help struggling readers achieve and make continual progress. I do this by assessing students and using the assessments to pin point student needs during small group instruction.

My second focus is to help teachers. I can provide additional training opportunities to teachers as well as share new ideas with teachers. I assist teachers with book selection for whole group lessons, small group instruction, or books for individual students. I can model lessons for teachers or help them plan for future instruction.

I am always available to answer parent questions and concerns as well. Feel free to contact me at ecuzick@gls36.org