Experience teaching elementary and middle school * Received advanced level training from Columbia University Teachers College Reading and Writing Project * Served as reading and writing workshop lab site in my district for professional development * Created a multitude of resources used throughout my entire department as we transitioned to workshop (e.g., annotated rubric approach, interactive revision stations, transfer booklets for reading, and many more)
Workshop, workshop, workshop! * Intensely focused on delivering specific, targeted teaching points to students and helping them--through my deep modeling and individual student conferences--get closer to achieving those goals. * Very high energy and extremely high expectations for students. * I can always be seen performing my own authentic writing and reading tasks in front of the students to model what various performance tasks and their associated outcomes should look like.
Master of English * Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society * Recipient, NEA Foundation Student Achievement Grant ($5,000) * Recipient, district mini grants
BA, English * MA, English * M.Ed Instructional Leadership (still in progress)
I am a voracious reader, a disciplined writer, and a high-energy middle school reading and writing workshop educator.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Religion, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Informational Text, Close Reading