Most of my experience has been in special education--Special Day Class and Resource Specialist Programs K-8. Then I made a major change and enjoyed teaching 1st and 2nd grade for several years. I've had wonderful opportunities to work with new teachers as a mentor teacher, as a visiting educator for the county office of education, and as a consultant for CORE, Consortium on Reading Excellence.
Good instruction means my weakest students are progressing without being overwhelmed ... and my most advanced students are continually being challenged! My style requires creative materials that motivate all of my students to work systematically toward mastery of critical skills ... with flexible scaffolding ... at their own level, and at their own pace.
Teacher of the Year
B.A., Biola University; M.A. Reading, California State University, Los Angeles; California Teaching Credentials: Standard Elementary, Reading Specialist, Special Education, Resource Specialist
Love to teach, love to create, love to develop effective strategies and materials to share with other teachers!! When I'm not wearing my "educator hat," you'll find me reading or traveling--41 countries and counting!