23 years teaching middle school English--7 years in Orlando, Florida before relocating to upstate New York
I am a big proponent of independent reading! I started my classroom library and reading workshop in 1994, and I now have over 800 young adult novels for my students to choose from. I enjoy creating an environment where kids can connect with authors and books that will interest them.
Presenter at National Council of Teachers of English 2007 Convention in New York City
Master of Arts in English Literature from University of Central Florida
* I am a member of the National Council of Teachers of English * I enjoy creating student materials that are visually attractive and allow for students to have practice with a variety of skills.