I am a literacy coach for middle school and former English/Language Arts Teacher for middle and high school students, grades 6-12. I have spent much of my career teaching a split schedule of at-risk readers and gifted and talented students.
My classroom style is a reader's-writer's workshop with flavors of Linda Rief, Nancie Atwell, ABYDOS (formerly the New Jersey Writing Project), Kelly Gallagher and Jeff Anderson. I have 200+ hours of College Board and NMSI training.
Teacher of the Year; Teacher of the Year Nominee - twice; District Technology Grant Winner
M.S.Ed., summa cum laude B.A. English, summa cum laude
I have been happily married for twenty-five years, have my own high school senior, and am entertained daily by my dogs.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading