Phone: 609-631-4153


Degrees and Certifications:

BS in Elementary Education from Trenton State College MA in Education from Marygrove College Reading Recovery Specialist Certification from NYU

Mrs. Burns

Welcome to my Reading Recovery website! 

I am looking forward to another wonderful school year here at Kisthardt, and I am excited to be working with your children. 

Please read with your children daily.  They will bring home two books each night in their Reading Recovery bag to read to you.  When they are finished reading to you, please rate how well they read.  This information is invaluable to me, and will help me to further address any concerns the next day.  The children will also bring home a cut up story that they wrote that day.  Please read their original story to them from the envelope, and have them reconstruct it using the word cards.  Please initial their logs when they have completed their assignment, so that they can keep track on their charts at school.  There is also a page on my site that thoroughly explains all of the components of the Reading Recovery Program, so you are aware of what your child is accomplishing each day. 

I will update you monthly on your child's progress, and if you ever need to reach me, please email me:


We are going to have a terrific school year!