Author, Publisher, Literacy Coach; Instructional Coach; SLCUSD Teacher On Special Assignment English Language Arts K-6, Lead Literacy Staff Developer; ELA Curriculum and ELA Assessment. Reading Mentor; Reading Teacher Leader; Reading Recovery Certificated Teacher, Writing Teacher Leader, Elementary School Counselor, RTI & SST Coordinator, Presenter at National Caregivers Association, Presenter at Alzheimer's Association, K-5 Instructional Resources Teacher; K-5 Response to Intervention Coordinator & Document Designer; Presenter at National Alzheimer's Association, Presenter at Central Coast Writers Conference, Website Creator @ www.Journalkeepers.com, author and publisher Journal Keepers Publishing Company.
My teaching style is based on making student learning engaging and meaningful for children. My teaching decisions are based on constructivist learning theories and Brian Cambourne's conditions of learning. Literacy Leaders like Fountas and Pinnell, Lucy Calkins and Peter Johnston are my mentors. Establishing a classroom learning community based on Inquiry and genuine learning opportunities honoring collaboration, critical thinking skills, creativityand caring, TCRWP Reading & Writing Workshop; Fountas and Pinnell Continuum of Learning, Common Core ELA.
PPS Credential, Point Loma University Certified Reading Recovery Teacher, St. Mary's College Contributing Writer for: The Caring Advocate, Care Kids Magazine, Central Coast Parent Magazine, Parents Magazine, National Hospice Foundation, Alzheimer's Association, California Educator Magazine, Caregiver.org, Journalkeepers.com
BA: Child Development, California Polytechnic State University MA: Education, Point Loma University
As an art minor, creating teacher resources has always been a passion of mine! When I began teaching in 1975, I enjoyed designing creative and unique teaching materials and have enjoyed doing so ever since. Teachers Pay Teachers has given me a place to showcase my work. Collaborating with fellow teachers and sharing my resources with others inspires me to continue developing educational materials that teachers find useful and engaging for students. Thank you for visiting my store!