I've spent 6 years of my career teaching middle school English language arts and I am currently in my 2nd year working as a reading specialist in a K-8 school. I also work part-time teaching online ESL classes to students ages 4-12. I'm also a mom to two little ones, so my days are spent teaching reading and writing at a wide variety of levels. Middle school will always be my first love, but I am finding just as much joy teaching little ones!
I believe with all my heart that reading and writing matter and I love to make learning as relevant to students as possible. My goal is to create lessons that draw in real-world experiences and the unique passions and talents so that every lesson can be engaging and personal. My passion is teaching creative writing, specifically, poetry and I have an affinity for using picture books as mentor texts.
For me, the greatest honor I've had as a teacher is seeing my students use creative writing as a tool for self-expression beyond the walls of my classroom.
B.A. Middle Childhood Education Grades 4-9 (2013), Summa Cum Laude; M.Ed. Literacy Education (2015)
My hope is to share simple, yet effective strategies for inspiring our students to love reading and writing whether they are 2 or 12, in a traditional classroom setting, online, or home-schooled. I hope you will find inspiration to dream and create beautiful words and stories too. Let's get reading and writing!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Health, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Library Skills, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Summer, Informational Text, Close Reading