I teach in a public elementary school in Northern Colorado: first, second, and third grades.
My philosophy is rooted in constructivism and critical literacy; in practice this looks like active workshops where communication and exploration are encouraged.
I am a member of CCIRA (Colorado Council International Reading Association), and the Colorado Reading Journal Editorial Review Board.
From the University of Northern Colorado I earned an MA in Reading in 2013 and an Elementary Education Certificate in 2009. From Colorado State University I earned an MFA in Creative Writing in 2004, and from George Mason University a BA in English in 1999.
Some of my favorite authors of books for children are Anthony Browne, Mélanie Watt, and Kate Di Camillo.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Spelling, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Numbers, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Word Problems, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Handwriting