Phone: (508) 696-7738 ext. 338
Degrees and Certifications:
M-Ed in Special Education from Plymouth State University Licensed in SPED, ELL and in Diagnosing Learning Disabilities.
Ms. Suzy Cosgrave
Welcome to my Special Education web page. My name is Suzy Cosgrave and I am so happy to be teaching at the West Tisbury School! Over the past few years I have worked as both a preschool teacher and as a K-8th grade special education teacher in the mountains of New Hampshire. I love being a Special Education Teacher. When your students are working with me on reading we use the Orton-Gillingham phonics based reading program. This program explictly teaches phonics rules, sight word strategies and fluency to struggling readers. Another program I use for reading is the "Making Words" program and "Visualizing and Verbalizing" by Nanci Bell. I also support students in math, writing and executive functioning skills. This support takes place both inside and out of the classroom. In my free time I enjoy running with my friends, going to the beach, and skiing in the backwoods with my family.