Certified Reading Specialist; Program Coordinator for Best In Michigan 2009, Language Arts; Intervention Specialist K-2; 1st and 2nd grade classroom teacher; Young Five's teacher; presented Award Winning program at Michigan Reading Association, March 2011; presented at International Reading Association, April 2012
Hands-on learning -- I teach in a "coach" like manner; introducing students to strategies and tools, and facilitating and scaffolding instruction as needed. Everyone has their own learning style, strengths and weaknesses. I differentiate instruction for all of my students; meeting them where they're at and developing their skills. Whenever possible, I create physical, concrete lessons to help students visualize and experience their learning.
2009 Best in Michigan, Language Arts for development of school-wide reading program; Most Influential Teacher 2012
Masters in Reading, State certification in reading and reading specialist; Plus 30 Graduate Credits
Married with one son, Andrew.