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!
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
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, Problem Solving, 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, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading, Women's History Month, Classroom Community