Laurie Buchko

    Welcome to Mrs. Buchko's Webpage!
    This is going to be an exciting year at School of the Arts! I am happy to share that I am your son/daughter's Literacy Lab Teacher and look forward to working together with you for this 2015-16 school year! 

     Let me take a moment to let you know a little about myself. I have been teaching for over 34 years and have been part of the Rochester City School District since 1986.   During that time I was at Wilson Magnet High School where I took on many roles including Team Leader for the Special Education Department, Response to Intervention Team Coordinator and ELA classroom teacher in the Middle School Program for the International Baccalaureate program. I am very excited to be at School of the Arts this year starting a new reading incentive established by the Superintendent. 
    As I am sure you are well aware, adolescent literacy is one of the most pressing instructional challenges facing our district and districts around the county. In conjunction with Dr. Vargas’ Reading by Third Grade Priority, all school buildings have received a reading specialist in order to work with students to improve their reading and writing skills. 
      Literacy Lab is a course designed to improve the reading and writing skills of adolescent learners in grades 7, 8 and 9 and will meet every other day.  Each time the class convenes will afford students an opportunity to meet in a small group (5-6 students total) setting where the focus is on explicit strategy instruction applied to varying content.  

    I am truly excited to begin this literacy journey with your son/daughter and look forward to working with you! 

    Contact Information:

     Literacy Lab                                             

    Teacher: Mrs. Laurie Buchko    Room M415

    Phone Number: 585. 242.7682 x 4150

    Degrees and Certifications:
    Bachelor of Science in Education- Mansfield State University
    Master of Science in Education- Nazareth College
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