Welcome to Mrs. Alton's page!This is my 12th year as a Title I/Reading Recovery teacher. I have been teaching for 18 years. I taught fourth grade for 5 years in Paris Mo., then taught speech for one year , and have now been teaching in Columbia as a Title Teacher for 12 years.This is my 8th year as a Reading Recovery teacher. Teaching Reading is my passion and I have a Masters in Reading, Masters in Special Education, and a Masters in Technology. I love working with struggling students and helping them become successful both as a reader and in their classroom.I have been married for 16 years and have three boys. My boys are 13, 15, and 8 months. We keep very busy with sports including baseball and football. As a family we love to be outside and keep active.