Over 35 years of classroom teaching and literacy coaching in a variety of public schools and a private college.
I think I've used a hundred different styles of teaching and discipline over the years. What works for that moment for that class and that student is what I will use!
Teacher of the Year four times in three different school districts and Crystal Apple Award winner twice in two different districts. I have also been published in several literary and teaching periodicals as well as several short stories, articles and two novels that are not teaching related.
I grew up in the Pacific Northwest and went to a private small college in Kansas (Go Swedes!). From there I went to the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop and got a second masters degree in leadership at Gonzaga University. I am a constant reader in all areas.
My first love is teaching.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Measurement, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Music Composition, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, English, Other, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Psychology, Character Education, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Problem Solving, Employment, ESL / ELL / EFL, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Presidents' Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Early Intervention, Close Reading