PaperDarling has a Bachelor’s Degree in Childhood Education from Drexel University and a Master’s Degree in Literacy from Fordham University. She holds three New York State Professional Certifications; Early Childhood, Childhood Education and Literacy Grades 1 – 6. She has almost ten years of teaching experience; five years as a preschool teacher for 4-5 year-olds and four years as an elementary school teacher grades 1 – 4. She was awarded tenure with the Rye City School District in the spring of 2013. She is currently working from home while she raises her son.
With creativity and organization, PaperDarling brings enthusiasm to all that she does. She is well planned and prepared with a strong foundation and understanding of the balanced literacy approach. She has experience in helping struggling readers and writers as well as beginning school aged students working to master phonics, fluency and reading comprehension. She has attended Lucy Caulkin's inspirational summer institutes for both reading and writing and believes in the workshop model.
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PaperDarling has fond memories of her time at Perry Brown Elementary School. It was there that her love of learning, making books, writing, coloring and reading under Beech trees sparked her path to becoming an elementary school teacher.
(She also loves gel pens, bowling, making academic flip-books and teaching cursive.)
English Language Arts, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Environment, Arts & Music, Music, Special Education, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, School Psychology, Classroom Community