34 years in primary grades. 4 years teaching 1-2 combinations, 16 years in 2nd, 12 years in first, 1 in K, and 1 in 3rd.
I have a balanced approach to teaching reading, using Debbie Miller's "Reading with Meaning" and the sisters "Daily 5" as my framework. I am constantly transforming my practices through ideas and knowledge from the IRA journal "The Reading Teacher".
Currently mentoring fellow combination teachers, trainer for ADD/SIOP initiative. ELA/ELL Adoption Committee, Wonders/Benchmark pilot teacher, trainer for Wonders adoption with district.
B.A. in Liberal Studies from UC Santa Barbara, teaching credential from UC Irvine, MA in Reading and Reading Specialist Credential from CSU Fullerton
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