24 years teaching reading and language arts, and I still LOVE it! I've been a reading specialist for the last ten years and most recently a literacy coach for Pre-K to grade 5 in an elementary school. I began my career teaching honors British and World Literature to high school juniors and seniors. 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. English department chair for 6 years. Worked as a literacy resource teacher for grades 6-8 and wrote, coordinated, and led professional development to teachers on a weekly basis for four years.
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
First, I am a mother to three boys- ages 18, 6, and 5. I am an elementary reading specialist and literacy coach for Pre-K- grade 5 in a small, Christian school. It's amazing to think that I have been teaching for 24 years! http://literacyteachermomof3.blogspot.com/
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, Summer, Informational Text, Phonics