8 years of classroom experience in Language Arts, Intensive Reading as well as experience as a Reading Coach in Middle School. I have taught high school as well as middle school and have always been interested in weaving technology into as many lessons as possible.
Gradual release - many of my lessons are tiered from teacher-led with modeling to small group and ending with pairs and/or independent practice. I also enjoy including center work with my middle-school students at least 2 days per week.
2014 Achieve3000 Award Winner for School Reading Coach 2014 Assistant to FCAT Testing Coordinator 2013 Lee County Golden Apple Nominee 2013 Caloosa Middle School Literacy Week Activity Planner and Coordinator 2013-2014 Gifted Department Chair 2013 Kagan Workshop Participant 2012 AVID Summer Institute Participant (Critical Reading Strand) 2011-2012 Reading Department Chair 2011 Lead on Curriculum Planning for National Geographic’s The Edge Reading Program
2010 – Florida Professional Educator’s License in English (Grades 6-12); Reading Endorsement K-12; ESOL Endorsement; Coursework completed for Gifted Endorsement; Elementary K-6 Endorsement 2010 - University of Denver, M.A. in Curriculum & Instruction 2009 - Colorado Professional License in Secondary English 2003 - Portland State University, B.A. in Applied Linguistics 1998 to 1999 - University of Oslo, Norway, Oslo Year Intensive Language Training
I'm an avid distance runner and am always training for a half-marathon or some other type of race.