Mrs. Harty Reading Specialist

Mrs. Harty
Reading Specialist

I'm excited to be back at Sacred Heart as the Reading Specialist.  I previously worked at the school as a pre-school para.  I have been very involved in the community as a parent of Claire (alumni), Addison (6th grader) and Annaliese (3rd grade).  I have an elementary education degree from Gustavus Adolphus College and a master's degree in special education from St Thomas.  I've worked as an elementary teacher in the Shakopee School District, a children's ministry director at House of Hope Lutheran Church and a title one assistant in the Robbinsdale School District.  I love the Sacred Heart community and I'm blessed to be back!



I will be teaching using the Wilson Reading System based on reading research and Orton-Gillingham multi-sensory philosophy and principles (http://www.wilsonlanguage.com/wrs).  This system directly teaches the structure of the language, focusing first on basic word skills, and then on more complex language structure.  The Wilson Reading System offers extensive instruction on phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Hours: Mon-Thurs 7:15am - 2:15pm