I have been teaching for 34 years. 31 of those years in an urban, bi-lingual population. In classroom: k,1,3,5,6 As reading consultant/teacher:K-12
Wholistic. I believe children learn best in a safe and positive environment that capitalizes on their strengths and interests.
Teacher of the Year, 2006 Recipient of a scholarship for the Freedom Writers’ Institute, 2007 Freedom Writer Teacher 2007-present Connecticut Association of Schools Flanagan Grant, 2007 Grant Award from Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism, 2007 New England Regional recipient of the Bob Costas Grant for Teaching of Writing, 2008 UCONN NEAG Creativity Award, 2009 ECSU’s Dr. Martin Luther King Award, 2010 Teacher Consultant for the CT Writing Project, 2010
Connecticut Writing Project, Summer 2009 University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT M.A., Reading/Language Arts, 2003 Certified Reading/Language Arts Consultant, 097 Certified Reading/Language Arts Teacher, 102 M.A., Human Relations, May 1985 Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT B.S., Elementary Education, N-6, May 1977 Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Math, Arithmetic, Numbers, Science, Environment, Other (Science), Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Instructional Technology, Writing, Poetry