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About Mr. Fleischman

Brian Fleischman is one of three Language Arts teachers in grades 7 & 8 at Merton Intermediate School. He also teaches 7th and 8th grade Literacy classes for students in need of intensive reading interventions.
The 2016-2017 school year marks Brian's 20th year as an educator and his 19th year as a part of the Merton Community School District.

Brian is a 1996 graduate of UW-Oshkosh where he majored in English (grades 6-12) and minored in Sociology. Since then, he has earned two master's degrees in reading education from Cardinal Stritch University - Reading Teacher in 2002 and Reading Specialist in 2012.

Brian's current licenses are:
  • English Education (grades 6-12)
  • Reading Teacher (grades K-12)
  • Reading Specialist (grades K-12)
In addition to these licenses, he also holds the following certifications:
  • Columbia University training in Writers Workshop
  • Google Educator, Level 1
In the last 5 years, Brian has completed the following professional development:
  • National Junior Honor Society Faculty Council Member (2015-2016)
  • Intro to UDL class - Marian University (2015)
  • Columbia University seminar on Readers Workshop (2014)
  • Reading Committee member (2013-2016)
  • Writer's Workshop Conference with Mary Ehrenworth (2013)

In his time away from school, Brian enjoys spending time with his family, reading, writing, hiking, fishing, and grouse (partridge) hunting.

Brian's Philosophy Statement:
"I believe in supporting students by teaching them the necessary skills to construct meaning from a variety of contexts in the world today. Helping to produce critical readers and writers, who a re lifelong learners, is of the utmost importance to me. My role is also to guide students and provide them access to information, rather than acting as a primary source, so they can discover for themselves through authentic situations. Lastly, I strive to meet the individual needs of my students, regardless of their abilities."