I am a classroom teacher-turned-Reading Recovery teacher/coach who is passionate about the power of literacy to open doors. I have been teaching for 14 years--10 in the classroom (grades 1-7), 4 in literacy specialist roles. I am National Board Certified in the area of Early and Middle Childhood Literacy and am a Teacher Consultant for the National Writing Project. I am especially passionate about reading and writing, and more than anything, I want every child to experience the POWER of literacy, as I did and still do.
I am that teacher who creates impromptu songs for and with my students to help them connect with content. I am that teacher who wants to make literacy as meaningful as possible through community engagement projects and real-world applications. I am that teacher who believes that the entire environment of the classroom--from its colors and lighting to the words on the wall--have an effect on the experience of the students. I am that teacher whose students take books to the restroom break to read while waiting. Yes, I am that teacher who LOVES literacy to the core, and want to share that passion with the world.
*National Board Certification *Reading Recovery Training *state Lead Professional Educator License *Motherhood
*Bachelor's of Science, Marketing *Master's of Education, Elementary Education Grades 1-8
I AM amazed by the creativity and resourcefulness of my colleagues, and am excited to be a member of this marketplace of ideas! I BELIEVE my unique contribution to TpT and to the world is to see the big picture and to help to dream up what could be, encouraging others to fulfill their greatest potential as I'm striving to do the same. I LOVE empowering others--giving words to their deepest sentiments and infusing them with confidence to speak on their own behalf. It is my pleasure to look thoughtfully at our profession and create empowering tools that make our collective work easier. I ENJOY all things reading, writing and creative. I'D BE HONORED if you would join the Power Learning family...Click the green "Follow Me" star to receive new product alerts and special offers! Happy teaching!
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