I have been a librarian for over 25 years now and have taught all age levels. I'm returning to work as a high school on an island in the Pacific Northwest. I love the challenge of working with high schoolers again!
I design my teaching to introduce a new idea with students and then coach them to find out what they need to know. I love literature and enjoy creating literature studies that allow students to explore novels further.
I write the "Electronic Eye" Column for VOYA -- Voice of Youth Advocates and was the 2013 recipient of the New York Times / Carnegie Corporation's "I Love My Librarian" award. I'm currently working on my National Boards.
BS in Education, Ball State University MLS, Rutgers University.
When I'm not working, I'm trying to find new and creative ways to inspire my 3rd grade son to love learning, especially the writing process, which is challenging for him.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Computer Science - Technology, Special Education, Geography, Life Skills, Literature, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Cooking, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Winter, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Spring, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Handwriting, Early Intervention