Since I was about seven years old, I knew I wanted to be a teacher. I loved playing school with neighborhood friends. Putting those star stickers on papers was so much fun! The endless hours playing on the chalkboard with different colored chalk still lingers in my memory.
I started my career at the elementary level. I taught fourth grade and also was a literacy interventionist at the elementary level. The last twelve years I have taught at the middle school level. I currently am a literacy interventionist for grades six, seven, and eight. The best and most integral part of my job is scaffolding students with questions and strategies. This is really getting at the heart of strategic reading and thinking. I am looking forward to sharing some of my ideas and reading activities with you.
I am in my twenty-second year of teaching. I am married with two children. I have a daughter who is twelve years old and a son who ten. During my free time, I enjoy scrap booking, reading, traveling, and teaching ESL online.