I have been teaching various students, various subjects, at various levels (preschool to college) for the last ten years. During those ten years, I have completed two masters programs, American Studies and Reading Education, and have received the honor of becoming National Board Certified. I am currently certified in Reading K-12, language arts 6-8, social studies 6-8 and even family and consumer studies.I am now delving into the world of elementary school, as I am a literacy facilitator in a title one school. I am working toward to completion of my PhD in Curriculum and Instruction so, I may not always know what I am talking about but I try to find people who do. All the ideas I put on this site are research based and align with the new common core. Any corrections are always appreciated, ideas are solicited, and compliments are greatly rewarded.
To ensure someone's humanity is to establish your own.-Friere
*Presented at the Ireland International Conference on Education, Spring 2013 *Participated in the Reading and Writing *Institutes at Columbia University two years *National Board Certified in language arts * Presented at the State Reading Conference, March 2010 * Presented at the Spring Literacy Meeting, hosted by Dr. Medina and Dr. Taylor. * Presented at the NCETA Drive-In Conference, October 2009 * I also grade California writing tests for The Educational * Participated in the MET school assessment program
Undergrad- Business, University of North Texas Masters- American Studies, Penn State Second masters-- Reading and literacy instruction, University of North Carolina PhD Curriculum and Instruction, urban literacy A.B.D.
* Created a mentor program at Alexander Graham Middle school which paired volunteers and struggling readers to read together. * Created the T-shirt Scholarship fund which is used to allow all students to attend the 8th grade trip. * Initiated the Scholarsâ€™ Breakfast which provides free breakfast and literacy tutoring to deserving students. * Tutored children with ADHD to help with their organizational and test taking skills. * Tutored struggling readers and writers at the elementary level.