For 17 years I have been a public educator and have taught ELA/ English on all grade levels 7-12, honors, regular tracked , inclusion and accelerated - college level. I create teaching materials that are interest driven, multi-disciplinary and technologically advanced while aligning with the Common Core State Standards. Additionally, I teach online, professional development and graduate school coursework in education. My students are in-service professionals in all subject areas and grade levels.
My teaching style is very multidisciplinary/ multi-sensory, constructivist and student centered with a high degree of technological integration.
Graduate Distinguished Performance Award in Secondary Education, Long Island University, C.W. Post Campus, Curriculum and Instruction Department/ School of Education Outstanding New Teacher of the Year Award 1995-96: Middle School Level Middle Country Central School District Grant Recipient from Pearson Education (2010 – present) to fund a private, educational social network on the Ning.com platform that I facilitate for my students to teach appropriate online communication, share academic and cultural ideas, coordinate research groups and respond to a wide variety of written, digital media
I earned a BA in English, MA in Secondary English education and a MS in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Technology.
Additionally, I write articles for online education journals and blogs, as well as fictional short stories. I'm have written a professional book aimed at aligning English classrooms with the Common Core State Standards that is being considered for publication with ASCD and Eye on Education.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, European History, World Language, Arts & Music, Drama, ELA Test Prep, British History, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, Close Reading, Classroom Community