Deer Lakes

School District

Candy Lafko: Title I Reading


Hello!  My name is Candy Lafko.  I am the Title I reading teacher at Curtisville Primary Center.  I have taught at Deer Lakes since 2014.  Prior to Deer Lakes, I have worked as a Literacy Coach, Curriculum Facilitator, and have taught at all elementary grade levels.

I believe that all children have the ability to be successful if provided with the correct tools for learning.  Instruction should occur in an engaging and caring environment so each child is motivated to always try their best!

I am married and have lived in the district since 2007 where my two daughters enjoy going to school.  I spend my free time watching my girls play soccer or at our cabin boating on the lake.  I also like to take walks and read! 


Title I instruction includes a hands-on systematic approach to phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension within a small group setting.  Homework is not assigned.


Candy Lafko

Title I Reading Teacher, Grades K-2

1715 Saxonburg Blvd.
Tarentum, PA 15084
724.265.5340  Ext. 5571
E-mail:  [email protected] 

Office Hours:


Conferences by appointment 

Joined Deer Lakes:



National Board Certified Teacher

Edinboro University
Master of Science/Reading
California University of PA
Bachelor of Science/Education