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I create learning experiences that prioritize engagement, high expectations and an intentional progression of standards. I reserve the frills for the learning--if it doesn't have a purpose, don't do it!
2017 Finalist for New York State's Teacher of the Year 2015 Recipient of NYC's Big Apple Award for Teaching Excellence 2013 East Regional Recipient of the International Literacy association's Award for Technology and Literacy
B.S. Elementary education from Kansas State University M.A. Childhood Literacy from Teachers College, Columbia University Gifted and Talented Extension Hunter College
Teacher in New York City for 10 years. Have taught K, 1, 2, 3, and 4 in order! Loved every grade, but also enjoy the challenge of a new age and new curriculum!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Drama, Other (Specialty), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Word Problems, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Spring, Place Value, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community