Hello, everyone! I am a Reading Specialist in a K-5 school and am in my 20th year in education. Over the years, I've taught Special Education, Gifted and Talented, and Developmental Reading in grades K-8. I am also an online graduate professor and recently published a 5th grade Common Core workbook for Barron’s Educational Series.
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♦ Governor’s Educational Services Professional of the Year, 2014; ♦ Digital Learning Grant, Dissertation Fellowship, Rutgers University, 2013; ♦ Weston Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2008; ♦ NJ State Governor's Teacher Recognition Award, 2006; ♦ NJ State Amistad Exemplary Teaching Award, 2005; ♦ Earthwatch Education Award, Teacher Fellowship, 2001
I hold certifications as a Reading Specialist, Special Education Teacher, Elementary Education Teacher, Supervisor, and Principal. I have a B.S. in Special Education, an M.A. in Reading, and a Doctorate in Education/Design of Learning Environments where I researched new literacies (eBooks and comprehension).
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