Hello! My name is Cindi Koopmeiners. I have taught in the Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted school district for more than 15 years. I am currently an Interventionist working with students in small groups to teach reading and math skills. I help students by reinforcing concepts taught in the classroom and then teaching new learning strategies to help children master new concepts.
Our Intervention program is federally funded through Title 1 and ADSIS. The government developed these intervention programs to help children who are not at grade level in Reading and/or Math. The program is funded based on the number of free and reduced lunch applications each district receives per year. Here in our district that money is used to provide high quality instruction at the elementary level. Each year, student data is gathered through teacher observation, online assessments and one-on-one tests in reading and math. Once all the data is collected, staff members determine which students would benefit from additional reading and math reinforcement. Students are closely monitored so that they receive the lessons necessary to bridge the gap in their learning.
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of North Dakota. I also have a Master’s degree in Education from St. Mary’s University. Over the years I have taught Kindergarten on the Air Force Base in Grand Forks, ND and 3rd Grade in Mesa, AZ. I also taught 1st Grade at Winsted Elementary for several years. In my spare time, my husband and I enjoy camping, kayaking, hiking and spending time with our two dogs. I also volunteer at Freedom Farm in Waverly where I lead horses so that disabled riders can have the freedom of movement and independence.
If you have any further questions about our Intervention Program at Humphrey Elementary, please feel free to give me a call!