I taught in Buffalo NY for 7 years Social Studies and ELA grades 7-12. The majority of my experience was with Global I and Global II and AP Gov't and Politics. I taught U.S. history for 7th and 8th grade for 3 years and 80% of my students passed the 8th grade social studies exam the last year it was offered. I have a masters in Adolescent Literacy and taught an ELA reading lab for striving 9th grade readers as well as a workshop over the summer for preparing 9th graders to enter high school at the adult level, I have given professional developments on integrating the Common Core standards into content areas for secondary teachers.
I do not do lecture or ppt notes. I strive to get students to engage with the text as much as possible through text based evidence reading and writing, text circle discussions, written discussions, and station work.
Graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Francis University Won the Margret Tobin award for best research paper at St. Francis University
St. Francis University - bachelors History/ Secondary Education St. Bonaventure University - masters Ed.
I currently work in PA outside Pittsburgh as a literacy coach. I specialize in helping teachers incorporate researched based best instructional practices into their content areas specifically around literacy and the implementation and alignment of the PA Common Core standards.