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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
Nov 13, 2018
Autumn celebrated nature's dazzling colors at the beginning of last week.It was time for our annual, autumn nature walk to explore the ...
Nov 9, 2018
For weeks I have watched the squirrels scampering in haste. Their energetic pace and fervent pursuit of the fruits of autumn have not been in vain. ...
Nov 3, 2018
In early autumn, Mother Nature swept away the sands of a Long Island summer and started mixing colors of sunset orange, terracotta, mahogany brown, ...
Nov 2, 2018
Lately, Mother Nature is busy at work, painting poetic landscapes with pizazz!Autumn's colors emerge!Nature loves to splurge!©CV, 2018Photo by ...
Nov 1, 2018
This is the power of gathering: it inspires us, delightfully, to be more hopeful, more joyful, more thoughtful: in a word, more alive. -Alice Waters ...
Oct 30, 2018
Have you ever been faced by a writing challenge and did not really know how to proceed? This month at Today's Little Ditty, the challenge created by ...
Oct 26, 2018
I woke early to autumnal bliss.One tree, tipped in gold, embraced nature's kiss. Amber, sunset orange, asparagus,Colors of nature's ...
Oct 24, 2018
"Create Locally, Make Globally." This is the mantra for #GlobalMakerDay. Today is the day to create, make, and share work globally. I ...
Oct 19, 2018
When poet Irene Latham wrote a post, Desperately Seeking Octopus Poems and Art #Octo Nation, I knew I had to find out what that was all about. I ...