Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Education-Elementary Education (K-8) and Special Education (K-12) Master of Arts in Education- Reading PK-12 Certified Wilson Reading Dyslexia Practioner
Hello! My name is Jourdan Land and this is my 8th year at Longfellow Elementary. I teach Special Education for students in grades 3-5. I am also the freshman girls' basketball coach. I received my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education from Chadron State College and my Master's degree in Reading PK-12 from the University of Nebraska Kearney. In addition, I am a Certified Wilson Reading Dyslexia Practioner. I enjoy watching Husker football and Kansas Jayhawk basketball. In my free time, I love spending time with my family and friends-- especially my furry friends, Jess and Buddy!
Summer Slide By the Numbers
Why is summer reading so important? Well, the numbers don’t lie.
Students who read during the summer gain an average of 1 month of reading proficiency. Students who don’t read lose an average of 2-3 months proficiency and over time, those lost months add up to years. By high school, 2/3 of the reading achievement gap can be attributed to summer learning loss during the elementary years. (Source: https://www.booksourcebanter.