Phone: 856-428-2990 Ext. 74127


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Mrs. Reca



Hello!  My name is Mrs. Debora Figard.  I have been teaching over 30 years and I have been in the Voorhees Township School District for over 30 years.  I have taught several grade levels; first,second and fourth and I became the Reading Specialist at Osage in 2017. I am involved in many outside literacy organizations, such as the West Jersey Reading Council.  I am also a  member of the New Jersey Literacy Association and a member of the International Literacy Association.  I invite you to check out the links I have included on my web page.


               I earned my Masters Degree in Reading and Literacy from Walden University.  I love to read and I enjoy bringing my passion for reading to the Osage students. During the summer of 2013, I earned a Reading Specialist Certificate after attending classes and working in the reading clinic at Rider University with Susan Glaser as my professor and mentor. I  provide many opportunities to get Osage students excited about reading!  In 2014, I piloted the Writing Workshop by Lucy Calkins and I am so happy to teach reading and writing to the students at Osage School.  Every fall and spring I visit Columbia University and attend the Reading and Writing Project Saturday Classes with Lucy Calkins.  I learn many innovative and creative methods to teach reading and writing and I am eager to bring what I have learned to the students at Osage Elementary School.