Hello, my name is Lisa Abel and I am a Reading Recovery Teacher here at Townsend Elementary. I have a Bachelors in Social Science and Psychology from Grand Valley State University, and an Elementary Teaching Certificate from Eastern Michigan University. Currently, I am working on a Masters Degree in Early Childhood Education also from Eastern Michigan University. My teaching background includes three years as a first grade teacher and three years as a lead teacher and Director for a GSRP preschool classroom. This is my first year in Reading Recovery and I truly enjoy helping young children become successful readers and writers. It is truly wonderful to come to work each day and help my students develop the love of reading!