Tristina Nielsen

  • I am the Learning Assistance Program (LAP) teacher here at Hillcrest Elementary. I help to coordinate the reading and math screenings that identify students in need of extra support. A team of paraeducators and myself provide small group and individual support for students in all grades. Our LAP team includes Bonnie Wright, Vanessa Bartlett, Kim Blau, and Linda Tanner. 

    We use a program called Leveled Literacy Intervention (LLI) which provides intensive support in reading and writing using engaging leveled books. We will work with you, your student, and their teacher to provide a program that increases your child's abilities so they feel empowered and successful. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns.



    Our students will bring home a book to read to you every night. Please be sure to sit with them as they read to you. This reading can be counted as part of the reading homework required by their classroom teacher.



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    Ms. Nielsen
    LAP Specialist