Hello! My name is Judith Attoh, and I am a Reading Teacher and Intermediate Literacy Collaborative Coach at Braddock Elementary School.
I was born in New Jersey, grew up in Massachusetts, and have lived in Virginia for 25 years. I got my B.A. in Elementary Education at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, and my Masters of Arts in Education from the Reading, Language and Literacy Program at William and Mary.
I taught fifth and third grade in Newport News, VA, and first grade and Reading Recovery in Williamsburg, VA. I was the Literacy Collaborative Coach at Mount Vernon Woods in Fairfax County for 5 years, co-teaching in kindergarten, first, second and third grades, before joining the wonderful teachers and learners at Braddock at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.
This year I am in training to be our Intermediate Literacy Collaborative Coach. I will provide professional development, coach teachers on their implementation of best practices for literacy education, facilitate third through fifth grade Literacy CLTs, analyze our school’s literacy data, serve as the Lead Mentor Teacher, and work with students who need extra support.
I am married, and have a 20 year-old son, Carl, who is a sophomore at Christopher Newport University, a 17 year-old son, Ben, who is a senior at Woodson High School, a 14 year-old step-daughter Catherine who is in 9th grade, and a 8 year-old step-son who is in second grade. I love to read, swim, and do flips on trampolines. One of my favorite books is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom! By Bill Martin Jr. I look forward to continuing to share my passion for literacy education with all of the students, staff and parents of Braddock Elementary School!