I'm a speech-language pathologist and ELL teacher who has worked with inner city students for 22 years. I write materials that help teachers with inclusion or mainsteamed special education students who are included into their classroom, substitute materials, life skill materials, and vocabulary for different courses. I am also the co-author of 100% Curriculum Vocabulary, LinguiSystems, Inc.
I try to use ways to help the slower students understand the vocabulary in the classrooms. I use my materials to help teachers understand how to make vocabulary more meaningful for students who have difficulty understanding. I use the materials with my students, as a speech-pathologist and ELL teacher, to help them understand key concepts in their courses.
100% Curriculum Vocabulary book published by LinguiSystems, Inc. co-authored with Laura Larson. Speaker at Arizona and New Jersey Speech, Language and Hearing Conventions. Several Articles published in the Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists.
I received my undergraduate degree from Iowa State University and my master's degree from the University of IL in Speech-Language Pathology. I then took courses to earn an English as a Second Language endorsement.
I am currently with the Phoenix Union High School District and live in the Valley of the Sun with my two westies.