I have taught for 11 years, including 1st grade, 2nd grade, and 4th grade. I love what I do and seeing my students reach their highest potential. I also coach and support teachers and administrators on popular literacy and English Language Learner initiatives that are good for all students, regular ED, Special Ed, and ELLs. Teachers today have a lot of stress with recent mandates and initiatives. My goal is to lessen the stress to my students and other educators as a way where they understand the essence of all these changes, but still feel comfortable adapting to them.
My teachers left an impact on my life and I feel that I do the same for my students. I see all students as individuals and celebrate their individual strengths and build their weakness.
SIOP Teacher of the Year Nominee, Spring 2009 National Board Certified Teacher, achieved Fall 2010
M.S. Ed. Reading State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, December 2004 B.S. Education State University of New York at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, May 2003
In my rare spare time, I like to swim, travel, and be an amateur photographer.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Algebra, Basic Operations, Geometry, Measurement, Order of Operations, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Writing-Essays, Mental Math, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Phonics