About The Teacher

NAME: Mrs. Phyllis Zodl

SCHOOL: Harborside Middle School

CLASS: 8th Grade Language Arts - Reading

SCHOOL PHONE: 203-783-3523


About The Teacher

     Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I originally worked in New 
York City as a third grade teacher for five years. Upon coming to 
Connecticut, I worked in Stamford for one year teaching 3rd, 4th, and 5th 
grade students as a remedial reading teacher.  Not only did I pull out 
students, but I pushed into classrooms working with small groups of students 
on reading strategies.  Besides this, I modelled lessons for teachers in 
their classrooms on various reading strategies.  When I transferred to 
Harborside Middle School, I was the Reading Enrichment Teacher for two 
years.  Teaching remedial reading strategies to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade 
students had its rewards and challenges. For the past four years, I have 
taught Language Arts to 7th graders and love it!  I hold certifications 
in elementary education, K-12, as well as in literacy and have 
completed a 6th year program and obtained my certification as a Reading 

Mission For The Class

     My goal for my students this year is to have them become active 
readers.  I want them to apply the strategies learned in the classroom to 
everyday reading.  This year, the students will be exposed to reading, 
writing, listening, viewing and speaking experiences in order to become life-
long readers and writers.  My dream is that all my students will enjoy 
reading and writing for pleasure.



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