I teach intensive reading and special education. In addition to teaching basic reading skills, I provide scaffolding and practice in common core close reading and critical thinking using high interest texts to support my students' performance in their English classes and standardized tests.
I work to instill a love for reading while facilitating critical thinking skills for life-long learning. I model my questions to reflect the style and vocabulary of state standardized test using high interest articles and stories to increase their test-taking skills (ugh, that feels like my primary directive) without destroying their curiosity and love of learning.
Florida's Best and Brightest. University of South Florida's iTeach Fellowship (instructional technology)
BA Psychology from University of Arkansas at Little Rock MAT Special Education University of South Florida
I homeschooled my three children while traveling overseas elementary through high school. My alter-ego is the vagabond queen. Feel free to email me with any questions! firstname.lastname@example.org