15 years doing what I love to do!
In teaching others, I learn about myself!
2016 K-12 Fulbright-Hays Scholar (Group Projects Abroad Program-Tanzania)
The University of Miami, Bachelor's, 2001; The University of Georgia, Master's, 2011
When I was a little girl in Haiti with ribbons and bows in my hair, I was lovingly cradled by the animated stories and rhythmic songs taught to me in my mother tongue. I still replay these stories in my head. I still remember the words to those songs. I replay them and remember them in Haitian Creole. My love of literacy was nurtured in Haitian Creole. When I was 7 years old, my family moved to the United States. Despite being in a new country, with a different culture, learning a new language, my love of learning blossomed. A whole new world of possibilities was opened up for me because of quality children’s literature. As a public school teacher, I strive everyday to engender in my students that same love of reading that was cradled and nurtured in me. So many doors have been opened for me because of books. With every new book that I put in the hands of my students, my hope is that another door of access and opportunity is opened up for them.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), Science, Basic Principles, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, World History, World Language, French, Spanish, Other (World Language), Arts & Music, Music, Vocal Music, Physical Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, Physical Education, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics, Women's History Month, African History, Classroom Community