Writing has always been a part of my life. I love words and finding various ways to use them. Throughout my teaching career, I have written everything from grants, newsletters, reports for legal documents, to writing examples for students, poems, and thank-you notes.I went to the State University of New York at Albany and earned a Bachelor of Arts in English, with dual minors in psychology and education. In 1998, I began teaching Queens, New York, where I earned a Master of Science in Special Education with a concentration in Early Childhood at City University of New York- Queens.
I received a scholarship to train to become an Orton-Gillingham teacher through Fairleigh Dickinson University. Once the training program was completed, I was certified as a dyslexia teacher, but I wanted to do more than just help students. I wanted to help other teachers learn how to work with students with reading disabilities, so I advanced my training. I continued taking graduate classes through FDU and became certified as a teacher trainer and a dyslexia specialist.
My teaching didn't just translate to the classroom. I became (and currently am) an adjunct professor at FDU; I teach other teachers the techniques I learned and they eventually earn their certification as dyslexia teachers as well. I gave workshops in my school district so other teachers could employ some of the techniques I taught them in their classrooms. Lastly, but definitely not least, I tutored students after school and during the summer.
Enjoys: singing, music, working out, conservation, baking, watching TV, cooking, watching TV while cooking, playing Candy Crush
Skills: parenting, teaching, multitasking, thinking of creative ways to (sometimes unknowingly) annoy my children