Welcome to Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy!
Hello! My name is Karen Cerra and I am currently a Reading Specialist at Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy. Before moving into the Reading Specialist role, I held the position of Instructional Coach at Wilkins Elementary STEAM Academy for the past 14 years. Before coming to Woodland Hills, I worked in another school district for eight years as a Third Grade Teacher, SFA Reading Program Coordinator, and Reading Specialist.
My main focus as a Reading Specialist is to strengthen and expand student's reading skills and knowledge. I will do this by identifying the student's areas of need and providing targeted and explicit instruction in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension.
My goal is to create a nurturing learning environment to help the children acquire the necessary reading skills to become a
proficient and lifelong reader. I am looking forward to a great and successful school year!