A public school graduate myself, I've spent 6 years teaching high school in NYC, in courses ranging from intensive reading for struggling readers to honors, freshman to seniors. Included in those courses have been a college application preparation component, grammar instruction and arts integration, in addition to the standard literature, vocabulary and writing.
I really enjoy my students and their individuality and try to address that in the way that I plan and teach. I think my teaching style could be classified as progressive with clear structure, but I like to take the best practices and materials of many methods and integrate them into my work.
National Board Certification, earned 2009 / Teachers Network Leadership Institute MetLife / Fellowship, 2009-2010, 2010-2011 / New York Public Library Cullman Center Teacher, 2008 / College Summit, NYC Teacher of the Year, 2007
MA, Teachers College, Columbia University BA, Williams College, MA
I read, I write, I sing, I run, I knit and I love living in NYC!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Graphic Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays