I am a reading specialist who has taught K through 5th grade, special education, preschool, and yoga. I instruct staff development and have been an instructional coach. I teach and design programs and materials for homeschoolers and World Schoolers. I am an award-winning teacher!
I believe research-based teaching strategies can transform teaching. I integrate storytelling throughout my curriculum, since research proves that it improves memory and increases academic achievement. My teaching style is based on compassion, mindfulness and kindness. I infuse multiculturalism and mindfulness throughout the day.
Clemson University; Write to Change award. 2 DeWitt-Wallace Fellowships. 1 State of Alaska fellowship for the Breadloaf School of English Library of Congress "Best Literacy Program Award" Honoree for 2017
I have a Masters of English from Middlebury College, as well as a Masters in Spanish. I also have an Educational Specialist degree from Michigan, and two endorsements: one in Special Education and the other as a Reading specialist.
I travel the world, love teaching in different countries. I am fluent in Spanish and English and French.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Basic Operations, Measurement, Numbers, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, World Language, French, Spanish, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Physical Education, Special Education, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Foreign Languages, Linguistics, Philosophy, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Psychology, Character Education, Word Problems, Instructional Technology, General Science, Problem Solving, Cooking, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Mental Math, Speech Therapy, Place Value, Products For TpT Sellers, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, American Sign Language, For Administrators, Coaching, Early Intervention, Phonics, Women's History Month, Classroom Community