Hi! I am a literacy specialist teaching in upstate New York. I have been teaching for 18 years. I have taught Kindergarten and 2nd grade. 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 with struggling readers I have also been, at first, a literacy coach and then most recently an instructional coach. I am a National Board Certified teacher. I learned a lot from going through this 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 have spent the last fifteen years as a certified literacy specialist in Upstate New York, working primarily with K-2 teachers and students, although I have experience throughout K-5. As a literacy specialist I design and deliver intensive and individualized instruction to the most fragile readers and writers. I have been trained in Reading Recovery for the past 11 years, and, like Rhonda, feel as though that training was, and continues to be the most valuable training I will ever receive. I have also spent many years as a literacy and instructional coach and have dabbled in consulting. Working with teachers and designing dynamic professional development opportunities has always been something that I greatly enjoy and from which I have learned the most.