I have taught at the intermediate, middle, and high school grades. As a master teacher and literacy coach, I have served teachers of all age groups. I have modeled instruction in classrooms ranging from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. These experiences have helped me to see the big picture and realize what students need to grow as readers and writers.
I am a firm believer in the gradual release model. Students learn best when they can see skills modeled and then practice the skills collaboratively and individually.
Teacher of the Year The Academic Excellence Award Principal of the Month - The Writing Doctor Scholastic's publication of my novel, The Flipped Reading Block: Making It Work
The University of Texas - BA with Teacher Certification Southern Methodist University - MLA Texas Woman's University - Gifted Certification National Louis University - Middle Level Endorsement DePaul University - Administrator Certification
I am a mother, first and foremost, and I am a cheerleader for teachers, the world's greatest difference makers.