Hello Parents and Children and Welcome to Fifth Grade!

    I am looking forward to a fun year filled with many exciting learning opportunities and teachable moments even if we can't meet in person during the first quarter! I know that many of you might be worried about starting a brand new school online, but we will get through it together. More information will be coming your way over the next two weeks from our principals and me to help you get started.  

    I have spent more than half of my life teaching children in some capacity. I chose to be a teacher because being around kids makes me laugh, keeps me young at heart, teaches me new things, and I have always taken an interest in watching children flourish into new stages of development. That, coupled with my own love of learning (and trial and error along the way), inspired me to pursue a career in education. Having said this, please know that YOU are your child's first and most important teacher of all. Please take the time to make the most out of life's teachable moments when they happen!!

    I am proud to say that I have worked very hard over the last 2 decades to refine and sharpen my skills as an educator. This includes achieving three master's degrees in Education, Educational Leadership, and Reading in order to be better prepared to assist children in the most proficient ways in an ever changing world.

    Please email to me any questions, suggestions, or concerns you may have now or in the future and I will reply as soon as possible. I encourage you to keep the lines of communication open. Together we make a difference! Thank you and I look forward to a terrific year with you and your children!



    Erin Trostle 
    5th Grade Educator
    Reading Specialist Certified
    M.Ed., Education, Reading
    M.Ed., Educational Leadership
    M.Eq., Education
    B.A., Elementary Education, Honors
    Exeter Township School District
    Reiffton School
    4355 Dunham Drive
    Reading, PA 19606
    610-779-7640 X 7715