I have 23 years of teaching experience in New York City high schools and am currently working with students towards my 22nd year. They've trained me well. For three years I taught in the Project Freire Saturday Literacy Program in Brooklyn. For three years I worked developing teachers as a literacy instructional specialist for the former Brooklyn High Schools Superintendency. I used my double period literacy class as a "fishbowl" for workshops.
Teaching style is directly related to learning style. As a learner I am curious, enthusiastic, passionate, hard working and determined. My teaching style follows suit. I'll try anything to add to my toolbox.
I have been nominated for the Disney Hand Teacher Award and The New York City Apple Award. I am amongst the founders of Brooklyn Theatre Arts High School. I appeared in a documentary with a student I taught to read who was inspired by a text to transform an abandoned lot into a garden for teenagers in his community. He went on to graduate, attend college on a scholarship and is currently working in the NYC public school system. I was publically thanked by a parent at our most recent PTA meeting, does that count?
Brooklyn College B.A. English with a minor in Secondary Education, M.S. Special Education, NYS Permanent Certification in English 7-12, NYS Permanent Certification in Special Education, NYC Permanent License Teacher of English Day High School, NYC Permanent License Teacher of Special Education
Special Training: Adult Literacy Media Alliance / TV 411, Americas Choice Ramp Up To Literacy, Bader Language Assessment, Conflict Resolution and Negotiation, Theatre for a New Audience, Theatre of the Oppressed, Wilson Direct Instruction Reading Program
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Music, Special Education, Life Skills, Literature, Psychology, Writing, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading