I began as a 2nd grade teacher in North Carolina. I got my masters degree in reading curriculum and instruction and my reading specialist license. I have been a reading specialist for 5 years and enjoy the coaching side of my job. I started in education because of the kids though so my things are fun for the students!
I believe in balance literacy. Fountas and Pinnell is one of my favorite resources! I've been using McGraw-Hill Reading Wonders lately and am really liking many of it's components.
I've presented at the Wisconsin State Reading Association and Google Summit.
I grew up going to Catholic school, all the way through high school and really enjoyed. I attended a private university for undergrad and then a state school for my masters. I've worked in public schools for 10 years now. I truly value the educational opportunities from both public and private schools.
My dog Bella is my other passion besides teaching!