Cromer, Deborah

Hello My Name Is...

Deborah Cromer


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Welcome. My name is Deborah Cromer, and I am the District Reading Specialist and K-2 Title I Reading teacher. In those roles, I get to work with students, parents, and teachers on literacy teaching and learning. 

Ever since I was a young child growing up in South Carolina, I have loved reading. Some of my earliest memories are of my mother rocking me while reading Madeline and my father propping me up on the orange corduroy couch to read And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street. Once I began to read by myself, it was hard to stop me. I would often stay up reading under the covers with a flashlight in order not to be discovered and told to go to sleep. I'm still a voracious reader with a stack of books waiting for me in different places in my house. I come from a long line of teachers on both sides of my family, so being a reading teacher was a natural choice for me to make. 

Writing, too, is an important part of my life. When I was a little girl, my grandfather made me a desk that resembled the roll-top desk he had inherited from his father. I wrote stories and poems and letters and lists on that desk until I outgrew it. Now I write each day in a journal that I keep beside my reading chair. Writing is a way that I learn what I'm thinking, that I make sense of my life, that I take note of things that are happening around me. 

 I enjoy teaching in Bangor and helping children become readers and writers who can and choose to read and write for fun, to satisfy their curiosity, to think deeply, and to enrich their daily lives. I invite you to contact me with your questions and stories about literacy at Bangor Elementary.