My goal is to create quality materials that enhance learning beyond my classroom walls. By combining my 28 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, Gifted and Talented, 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