22 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 in my 15th year as a Reading Teacher spanning grades K-5. I have a background in Reading Recovery and Wilson Reading/Fundations as well. I use Fundations with many of my students who need extra support in decoding and encoding. I am endorsed in RETELL or Sheltered English Instruction in MA.
My teaching style includes motivating and engaging books, hands-on activities, and more. I work with small groups of students in grades K-5 for reading support in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, fluency,close reading and ELA test preparation. Currently, we are implementing Fundations ( a Wilson Reading Program for the classroom). Many of my items that support the Fundations program are some of 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 or creating for Teachers Pay Teachers ! :)
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, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Autumn, Mental Math, Halloween, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, Summer, Informational Text, Occupational Therapy, Early Intervention, End of Year, Phonics, Women's History Month