21 years of teaching experience in Early Childhood and Elementary Education including classroom teaching in primary grades as well as the intermediate grades. For 8 years, I was a Literacy Coach in my district. Currently, I am working as a Reading Teacher spanning grades K-5. I have a background in Reading Recovery and Wilson Reading as well.
My teaching style includes motivating and engaging books, hands-on activities, and more. I work with small groups of students in grades-5 for reading support in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency, and ELA test preparation. Currently, we are implementing Fundations ( a Wilson Reading Program for the classroom). Many of my Fundations items are my best sellers----take a peek !
I was on the dean's list at Stephen F Austin State University in East Texas and Lesley University in Cambridge, MA. I have written and received literacy grants for my school.Most recently, I wrote a grant for K-2 classrooms focused on Early Literacy and Writer's Workshop. We received $5000 from Harvard Pilgrim Health Care via a 9/11 Community Grant.
B.S., Stephen F Austin State University, Texas Reading Recovery Certification (Supporting 1st grade readers) M.Ed. Lesley University, MA, K-12 Reading certification RETELL certification for SEI Students/ELL Learners
In my free time, you can find me at home cooking, entertaining friends, and playing games with my furball, Sophie. I enjoy photography, the Red Sox, and the New England Patriots. When relaxing, I can be found making beaded jewelry, knitting or making a photo album.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Other (Math), World Language, Spanish, Chinese, Special Education, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics