Welcome to my website! Thanks so much for visiting. The purpose of this site is to give you a glimpse into my work as a teacher, literacy coach, and workshop presenter.
The hallmark of my teaching is differentiation. Due to my work with children in different grade levels from a variety of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds I have put together a wide array of skills, strategies and techniques to help me meet the needs of today's learner. Currently I am teaching in an affluent district where the stakes are high – and I love it! Click on the videos tab to see how I differentiate the math curriculum.
My passion as a teacher is literacy. I am quite experienced in the reading and writing workshop models as well as the word study approach to spelling and vocabulary. I am constantly reading and studying ways to make my teaching more effective. See the Favorites page for some of my most treasured resources! I am also up to date on the latest technological applications for elementary education. I have been a SMART Board trainer in my district and I am constantly seeking out ways to integrate 21st century skills for student success. My Spanish language proficiency is also a plus.
During the past few years I have had the pleasure to serve as frequent workshop presenter on such topics as reading and writing workshop, word study, teaching grammar in context, and various other components of a Balanced Literacy approach. Please take a look at some of my work on the Literacy Coach page. Increased student achievement is our goal. I am certain that I can be an asset to your district as either a teacher or academic coach.