Former NY Times writer-turned-educator decided to channel her love for literacy and children into the classroom where inquiring adolescent minds can let their imaginations soar while reflecting, questioning, analyzing, synthesizing and evaluating the written and spoken word.
Teaching style is explicit, differentiated, student-centered, and heavily based around mini lessons, modeling and think-alouds. I believe in performance-based authentic daily assessments that can inform my instruction so that I am meeting the learning profiles of each of my students, many of whom are classified.
First place, New York Press Association for a four-part series on special education in my home school district, Katonah Lewisboro, in Cross River, NY.
M.S Adolescent Education NY Certification English, 7-12 NY Certification, Students with Disabilities, 7-12
Have a multi-colored peace frog tattoo on my wrist that reminds me to live life peacefully and avoid creatures that look mean.