I have been in education for over 25 years! 17 years in the classroom and a reading specialist for the last 9! I have currently transferred to a Title I school and I love it! I love working with both kids and teachers! I have been an adjunct professor at a community college where I taught the History of Education! So fun!! My best friend and I started a literacy camp during the summer months for k-1 kids and successfully ran and owned it for 6 years! I love all things literacy and enjoy making products to help teachers be the best they can be.
My teaching style is to believe in kids and raise the bar knowing that they will reach your expectations EVERY time!! I also feel that if you don't engage kids, it doesn't matter how great your lesson is, without engagement you've got nothing!
Nominated for Agnes Meyer Award Teacher of the Year x 2; Nominated for Marian Greenblatt Teacher of the Year; (I'm like the Susan Lucci in Education!) National Board Certification-Early Childhood Generalist 2006 and I just renewed in 2016! Certified IDA Structured Literacy Instructor 2020
Bowie State University-Masters in Reading Education; National Board Certification-Early Childhood Generalist; Penn State University-Early Childhood Ed N-3 (I am a proud Nittany Lion as are all my family members! Go Lions!) IMSE Orton-Gillingham Certified teacher/tutor 2020
I am a coffee-drinkin', high-heel wearin', fun lovin' gal! My store is named after my love of literacy and my beloved dog, Lulu, who passed away in 2015.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Numbers, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Specialty), Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Problem Solving, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, The New Year, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Handwriting, For Administrators, Coaching, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community