I worked for four years as an English Language Arts teacher, creating my own original curriculum for the courses that I taught, including: 8th grade, 9th grade, 11th grade, 12th grade, SAT Prep, College Research Prep, and Mythology. Once I was excessed from my English position due to budget cuts, I used my second degree/certification as a School Library Media specialist to begin a job as a School Librarian in a junior/senior high school. The 2016-2017 school year marks my third year as a School Librarian in a Long Island, NY public school. I also serve as a member of the Technology Committee and am the School Newspaper adviser.
I love to infuse new technology into whatever lesson I am facilitating. Whether I am using online databases, Google Forms, Padlet, Schoology, or polleverywhere.com, I always try to incorporate student devices and Internet-based learning. Additionally, I love presenting with multimedia, including memes, YouTube videos, and pop culture references to engage my students.
Rookie of the Year 2014-2015, "Best High School Newspaper" 2016 by the Press Club of Long Island, 4 Proclamations received by Senator Todd Kaminsky for the 2015-2016 senior editors
New York University, 2006-2010, B.S. English Education New York State Certified Teacher of English Language Arts, 7-12 Long Island University - C.W. Post, 2011-2013, M.S. Library Science New York State Certified School Library Media Specialist
My top love interests: Gatsby/1920s, Paris/France, cats, mindless internet surfing, research, Long Island history, the New York Times, Kim Kardashian, and summertime.