Hi! I am a literacy specialist teaching in upstate New York. I have been teaching for more than 20 years. I have taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade and I am also a trained Reading Recovery teacher. My year in training was eye-opening for me and by far the best professional development I have ever had. While working as a Reading Recovery teacher/literacy specialist I have also been, a literacy coach and an instructional coach. I am a National Board Certified teacher who learned a lot from going through the certification process and encourage others to go for it! I feel very blessed that I get to go to work and spend my days doing something that I love!
Greetings! I am a literacy trainer at the Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before joining the Center, I spent nearly 18 years as a certified literacy specialist in a public school district in Western New York. During my time there, I worked with many children, teachers, and administrators in a variety of grade levels to deepen understandings of literacy acquisition as a Reading Recovery teacher, classroom teacher, literacy coach, and staff developer. Designing dynamic professional development opportunities for high quality literacy instruction has always been my passion!