Staff Profile

Ms. Alaina
Alaina Kramer
Literacy Coach
Faculty - Elementary
Elementary faculty - District

I've known I wanted to go into the field of education ever since the third grade, when I had an inspiring teacher who made a lasting impression on all of her students. I am a graduate of Grand Valley State University and taught in a Lower Elementary Montessori classroom here at Black River for 14 years. In the summer of 2021, I accepted the position of K-5 Literacy Coach and look forward to supporting both teachers and students in their literacy endeavors. Literacy has been a life-long passion of mine and I'm thrilled to have a new opportunity to share this with others. I have a third grade daughter here at Black River and a preschool-aged son. Outside of school, I love to read mysteries, run, visit the beach, and go for family bike rides.

I have been trained in the following:

-EBLI (Evidence-Based Literacy Instruction)

-Fountas and Pinnell

-Literacy Essentials

-Reading Workshop

-Writing Workshop

-Words Their Way

-6-9 Montessori

491 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
Phone: (616) 355-0055

Fax: (616) 355-0057