My teaching career began way back in 1989! I have taught all grades, preschool- grade 12, (except for grades 9-10) in some capacity. Straight out of college, I started teaching honors British and World Literature to high school juniors and seniors. I developed elective course curricula for Shakespeare and Women In Literature courses. Next, I moved on to middle school, teaching grade 8 English Language Arts for 7 years. I was the English department chair for 6 years. A highlight of my tenure was working as a literacy resource teacher for grades 6-8 where I wrote, coordinated, and led professional development for teachers on a weekly basis for four years. I ended my career in 2012 as a literacy coach for Pre-K to grade 5 in an elementary school. I am now a homeschool mom!
Personable, differentiated, active, balanced, and integrated. I believe that no matter the age, students want to have FUN learning in a safe and loving environment.
Award of Excellence in Education- June 1996 (nomination for Teacher of the Year) Team Excellence Award by Maryland A.S.C.D. (team award) March 2002
B.S.Ed English, M.Ed Reading Specialist, Member of The International Reading Association
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, U.S. History, Special Education, Life Skills, Religion, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Speech Therapy, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Earth Day, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics