I am currently teaching first grade and LOVE it! This is my 12th year with first graders. I've also taught second grade for two years and was a media specialist for nine years. I am a children's author and have published with Scholastic, ABDO/Magic Wagon, Enslow, Carson-Dellosa and Instructor.
I'm passionate about teaching and learning from my students; structured yet flexible! :)
Named Teacher of the Year, I'm the author of the Katharine the Almost Great chapter book series, TJ Trapper, Bully Zapper series and several other books.
Undergraduate degree in Elementary Education at Seton Hall University and Masters Degree in Information and Library Science at Rutgers University.
I'm a mother of two and married to a teacher. Lots of teacher talk 'round here!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Arts & Music, Drama, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, President's Day, Black History Month, Spring, For All Subjects, Informational Text