Greetings from the Literacy Lab
Montana 2016
Hello!  My name is Whitney Updike, and I am a Reading Specialist with the Washington Elementary family!  I graduated from Carroll University in 2011 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.  I began my teaching career in Oshkosh, WI, where I taught Kindergarten for three years.  I then relocated to Kenosha, WI, where I taught Kindergarten and K/1 Multiage for an additional three years.  While in Oshkosh, I began working on a second Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Deaf Education, which I completed in 2015.  I returned to my alma mater in the Fall of 2016 to begin working on my Masters of Education degree.  I focused my studies on Curriculum and Instruction with a Reading Specialist emphasis, and graduated in the Spring of 2018.

During my free time, I enjoy reading, being outdoors, hiking, camping, traveling, cycling, weightlifting, and playing volleyball.  I'm looking forward to building relationships with the students, families, and staff at Washington, all while continuing to foster a passion and excitement for Literacy!  Please feel free to visit the Literacy Lab to say hello and/or have questions answered.  Here's to another fantastic school year!

Whitney Updike
Phone: 262-472-8629

2018 Top Pick Books

March's Top Picks
Last Stop on Market StreetWishtree

February's Top Picks

Yo! Yes?The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

January's Top Picks

After the FallFish in a Tree