With 30+ years of elementary experience combined with my passion for literacy and staff development, I am thrilled to provide quality resources and tools for elementary grades so that your students grow in ELA proficiency and become successful learners.
I like to mix curiosity, discovery, and research-based best practices to create engaging educational experiences for students.
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, Character Education, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, 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