13 years of experience as a literacy teacher at a suburban Chicago elementary school
"It's all about building the experience of success into our readers and then giving them choices." Excerpt from a piece I published in Choice Literacy entitled "Never Say Never; Motivation to Read from an Unlikely Source"
Has authored articles for the Reading Teacher, Reading Today, the Illinois Reading Council Journal, Educational Leadership, and Teaching K-8 Contributor to Choice Literacy Freelance Writer for Mailbox publications
MBA from DePaul University MAT from National-Louis University Reading Specialist Degree from National-Louis University
Working on a book project entitled, "Flashlight Literacy: How to Motivate Kids to be Crazy about Reading"