Jill Fett

Jill Fett didn’t grow up loving reading, but she’s come to love it as an adult. And now she helps kids learn to love it in her position as reading interventionist at Rock Run Elementary School in Iowa Falls. It was her first job out of college, and this is her 16th year in the position.

Jill Fett is something of a bookworm. Give her a good book and you may as well forget about her until she’s finished it. But it wasn’t always that way. And that’s one of the ways she’s able to connect with her students at Rock Run Elementary.

Fett is in her 16th year as a reading interventionist for students in grades three through five. She describes her position as being part of a sandwich. When testing shows that a student is having an issue with some part of their reading – fluency, decoding or comprehension – Fett steps in and starts working with them outside their grade level classroom. The students visit her in small groups to work on targeted skills. If the problem goes beyond that, and a disability is identified, the school will develop an individualized education plan for that student.

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