I have been teaching middle school English in a school district on the north shore of Long Island, NY for 20 years. My passion is designing and delivering rigorous curriculum to better prepare students to be college and career ready by meeting and exceeding Common Core State Standards. I have taught 6th, 7th and 8th grade ELA as well as Grade 6 ENL and Special Education Inclusion classes on all levels.
I believe an engaging, structured curriculum utilizing innovative techniques creates the most productive learning environment for all students.
New York State Teacher of Excellence, 2001
BA in English Literature with a concentration in American Literature and minor in Economics; MAT in Secondary Education; Certificate in School Building Administration/School District Administration
I am the mother of two beautiful girls, 6 and 3 years old, who have taught me more about being around children than all my years of teaching combined!