Joined 3 years ago
I have been a lifelong learner and wonderer my entire life. As a child, curiosity allowed my mind to wander to imaginative places and seek answers. My mother and grandmother whose creative talents were boundless fostered my flights into the world of creativity. Appreciating the gifts of reading, writing, art, and learning at a very young age, led me to creative outlets and a long teaching and administrative career in the field of literacy. I continue to notice and wonder about life, learning, and literacy; write with passion and an observant eye; ardently champion voice as a means to be creatively expressive, and passionately promote positivity during my unretirement days as an ELA Consultant. Being one of Wonderopolis’ Wonder Lead Ambassadors is an honor and will provide the opportunity to continue to impact teaching and learning in a broader sense. Besides being an educator, I am: -Co-moderator of #NYEDChat, the voice of New York State educators and beyond where I continually invite educators and colleagues from across the globe to join in timely discussions -Writer/creator of the "Reflect With Me Galleries of Artistic Expressions" that connect literacy, the arts, and technology, bringing a sense of voice through poetry and photography to the public eye -Blogger and member of the following social media communities: Celebrate This Week, DigiLit Sunday, Poetry Friday, Slice of Life, Spiritual Journey Thursday -Presenter at local, regional, state, and national conferences -Executive Board Member and Editor of the Long Island Language Arts Council -Member of the following literary associations: International Literacy Council, Nassau Reading Council, National Council of Teachers of English, New York State English Council
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Sep 20, 2019
Days are getting shorter and there is an early autumn feel to the last days of summer. I am grateful for the beauty of life and its ...
Sep 17, 2019
After I woke from another odd dream on Sunday morning, an uneasy feeling overcame me. With gratitude for the silence of the house, I started reading ...
Sep 13, 2019
There is magic in the art of word collecting. What starts with noticing leads to wonderment. For me, each seasonal encounter with life opens a ...
Sep 11, 2019
I woke late this morning, rushing to yoga. As I traveled down the street in front of the 9/11 village memorial, I remembered a night eighteen years ...
Sep 10, 2019
In the late evening hours long after the last tweet came across the screen, I sat perplexed. #NYEDChat's return to Twitter was a successful ...
Sep 6, 2019
As days shorten and the air is filled with milder weather, nature holds on to its sweet summer memories. Even when the leaves twirl with a ...
Sep 5, 2019
Still feeling the positive effects of yoga, I lingered a bit in my car when I pulled into the driveway. I was engrossed in the action in my ...
Sep 3, 2019
Today is the day "when summer gathers up her robes of glory, and, like a dream, glides away" (Sarah Helen Whitman). It is also the day to savor ...
Aug 29, 2019
The season of summer is nature's gift. Summer has passed by quickly. While I am still trying to slow it down, I recognize that ...