28 years in primary grades. 4 years teaching 1-2 combinations, 14 years in 2nd, 8 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
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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