I have been in education for 19 years now: my first 10 I spent teaching middle school ELA, and the last nine as a Literacy Coach in elementary & now middle school. I have come to learn lots about reading and writing development at many different levels! Love curriculum, instruction, and assessment and always up to know what is the new best practice out there. Not a fan of worksheets (workshits), but love a learning tool that will help students build independence and knowledge.
Golden Apple Foundation: Demonstrated Excellence in Teaching, 2017 Governing Board Award: Writing Innovation, 2009
Illinois Writing Project Participant, (2014); Arizona State University (2009) M.Ed. Language and Literacy; Northern Arizona University (2003) B.A. Elementary Education, ESL
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Informational Text, Phonics, Close Reading