My goal is to create quality materials that enhance learning beyond my classroom walls. By combining my 24 years of elementary experience with my passion for literacy and staff development, I am thrilled to provide resources for teachers and their students.
There is nothing more exciting than seeing the world through the eyes of a second grader. They are so eager to learn new things. Guiding them to new discoveries and providing opportunities to explore the world around them best describes the type of classroom I try to create.
FINALIST for 2016 PA Teacher of the Year Teacher Excellence Award Finalist 2002 Commonwealth of Elementary Science Teacher Associate (CESTA) Phi Eta Sigma
Advanced Certification in Literacy K-12 Masters in the Arts of Teaching Bachelors in Psychology
I am happily married to my greatest supporter and encourager. Together we have 4 wonderfully talented children and a loveable bundle of fur named Charley. I reside in Pennsylvania still teaching 2nd graders.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Science, Social Studies - History, Native Americans, U.S. History, World Language, Spanish, Special Education, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, For Administrators, Early Intervention, Phonics, Close Reading, Classroom Community