I have taught middle school reading, language arts, social studies, education to careers, science, industrial technology, and life skills since 1997. I currently am a reading specialist, teaching part time and working with small groups of students and staff part time. Since 2005 I have also been delivering professional development for both the school district as well as for Project CRISS and university classes. I also present at conferences both locally and nationally.
I am a very interactive presenter, trying to hit as many intelligences and teaching styles as possible.
2010 District 129 Golden Apple Award
1997 - Bachelor of Art in Elementary Education 2008 - Master of Art in Reading Instruction 2012 - Master of Science in Instructional Technology
November, 2014 - slated to present at the Secondary Reading League Day of Reading October 2014 slated to present at Illinois Reading Council Conference March, 2014 Presented at the Illinois Reading Council conference October, 2013 Presented at the Secondary Reading League Day of Reading Presented at CRISS Regional Conferences in both Illinois and Florida Presented at the International Careers Conference in 2004 Presented at the AMES conference in 2004 Published several articles in the CRISS National Newsletter and have had my blog featured on their facebook page and newsletters Published several blogs for www.edutopia.com