Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science in Education-Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania Master of Science in Reading and Language Arts Education--Reading Specialist Program from Duquesne University

Mrs. Hillary Hennessy


Welcome Pinebrook Readers!

My name is Mrs. Hennessy and this is my second year as a Reading Specialist at Pinebrook. Many of you already know me from my classroom teaching roles in 1st and 4th grade when I was Miss Drumheller.  As a reading specialist, I look forward most to supporting students using the science of reading evidence-based practices. It brings me such joy to shape young readers into lifelong learners!  

I hope you have an AWESOME school year! 

Below are some ways in which you can support your child's literacy development at home:

1. Read for 15-20 minutes each night

2. Practice sight words (high-frequency words)

3. Practice comprehension skills by answering questions about the book/text

4. Have your child practice common writing skills (making a to-do list, help with making the grocery list, daily journal, etc.)

5. Read a variety of texts across multiple genres

6. Reread familiar texts to practice fluency