Literacy Coach / Reading Strategies


My name is Diane Burkhalter. I am excited to be the Literacy Coach / Reading Strategies teacher at Wilson and Washington.  

This is my fourteenth year teaching in the Manitowoc Public School District.

I received my Masters of Education in both reading and special education from Marquette University in Milwaukee. For over thirty exciting years, I have worked with children or youths as either a classroom, special education, or reading teacher.

One of my most memorable childhood moments was when Miss Burnt, my first grade teacher, gathered us together on the rug introducing us to her daily read aloud. She began reading Charlotte's Web by E. B. White. As she concluded the day's reading, I was hooked! Literacy is my passion.

In the words of Dr. Suess, "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go."- I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!