K-12 English Language Arts Educator for 10 years; I have taught dance, drama and been a tennis coach and currently facilitate a Girls Who Code Club. I am currently launching an educational leadership blog/website called "An Aleatory Imaginarium." My focus includes: Writing, Literature, Educational Technology, Arts Integration, Leadership and Professional Development.
My philosophy is based on the concept I studied in my dissertation: Creative Collaborative Educational Leadership (CCEL), a philosophy which approaches educational leadership as an inclusive, creative domain in and of itself. My pedagogical approaches are based on student-centered, project-based and service learning in which learners are explorers.
2018 Forest Hills School District Certificate of Excellence; 2015 BPW Foundation Scholarship ;2015 PA Council on the Arts Grant; 2012 YWCA Tribute to Women Award in Arts and Letters; 2012 Citation from the House of Representatives; 2012 Business and Professional Women's Association Young Careerist; 2012 Ph.D. Fellowship, Indiana University of Pennsylvania; 2006 Golgonooza Director Award, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown; 2005 Golgonooza Playwright Award, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown
BA English Literature, BA Theatre, Minor: French, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 2006; MA/TE English Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 2009; Ph.D. Fellow- Post-Graduate Courses in English Literature and Criticism (IUP) 2012; Oxford University, Oxford UK, Shakespeare Study Abroad Program, Page and Stage 2009; University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Literacy Network Graduate Course, 2016; K-12 Principal Certificate, Point Park University, 2015; Ed.D. Leadership and Administration, Point Park University, 2018. Additional Certifications: National Geographic Certified Educator; Flipgrid Certified Educator; Certified Microsoft Innovative Educator; Google Certified Educator; Apple Teacher; Nearpod Certified Educator; Newsela Certified Educator; Newsela Teacher Trainer; Symbaloo PD Certified Educator; SAS Integration Trainer- Pennsylvania Department of Education
Mama to two amazing creative little girls, writer, playwright/director/actress, ballerina, yogini, tea maven, life-long learner