Welcome to Mrs. Tarsi's web page! I have been teaching for 31 years as a reading specialist and primary classroom teacher. I earned my Elementary Certification from Penn State, and my Masters in Reading at Indiana University of PA. This will be my ninth-year teaching at West Shore School District My previous years of teaching were with the Ligonier Valley School District in western PA. I am excited to start another year teaching First Grade! I am an avid reader and want my students to gain that same enthusiasm for books as well as help them to gain strategies they need to become independent proficient readers. In addition, I want them to turn into little math wizards. They will master math vocabulary to explain their answers and find the best method for them to solve problems! In addition, I want each student to try their best each day to be a Fishing Creek "Super Shark": striving to be safe, honest, accountable, kind, and a role model for others!