• Welcome!

     This is a picture of Syria Watson    
    Hello parents and students!  My name is Syria Watson, and  I am so excited to begin my first year at Power Ranch as the Literacy Coach and Title I Reading Specialist.   As a coach,  I am honored to collaborate and work with teachers and students, from kindergarten through 6th grade. As a reading specialist, I coordinate Title I intervention services to provide students with additional support in reading.
    Before coming to Power Ranch, I spent 22 years as a classroom teacher and literacy coach in the Kyrene and Chandler school districts.  Prior to teaching, I received my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at ASU, with an early childhood emphasis.  I received my master's degree in Elementary Education with a focus in curriculum and instruction, and later added a Reading Specialist endorsement.  I love learning, and have had the opportunity and pleasure to learn from national literacy leaders including: Regie Routman, Judy Wallis, and Lucy Calkins.
    On a more personal note, I am married to my husband Matt, and have raised two incredible sons (Ben & Matthew).  Matt and I live in Chandler with our cat, Kibby.  We both love to run, and can be found running with friends every Saturday morning before the crack of dawn. I also love to read, work in my garden, and visit with family and friends. 
    I believe a rich literacy life is an attainable gift for everyone. I'm proud to be a new member of the Power Ranch team, as we pursue this gift together.  It is my hope that as each student increases his/her reading proficiency, we would foster a love of reading, learning, and discovery!  
    Feel free to contact me at Syria.watson@husd.org.