I am a middle school English teacher, who has been teaching in an affluent district on Long Island for the past 21 years. I have had the opportunity to teach 6th, 7th and 8th English Language Arts, as well as Project-Based Learning and Writing Skills. I love teaching literature and writing, and I love inspiring my students to learn the love of reading. I also directed the drama productions in my school for 9 years, and I have had some fantastic experiences with Broadway casts. I am continually instilling respect and pride in my classroom.
Creativity and color is key in my classroom, as I minored in art. I love when my students are interactive and are out of their seats. If they are engaged and it works, let it be!
I received a proclamation by my county executive for promoting creativity in my classroom.
Bachelors in English and a Masters in Literacy and Reading
Besides being dedicated to my profession, I am dedicated to my family and my 10-year old son who is starting 5th grade! I also had a very successful business on Etsy called WordandVerse, which I put on vacation. I was working two full time jobs!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Fractions, Other (Math), Science, Anatomy, Biology, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, European History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Special Education, Career and Technical Education, Health, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Handwriting, Test Preparation, Close Reading, Classroom Community