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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
Apr 24, 2017
URGENT MESSAGE:As residents of the earth, we need to take on the role of stewards, keep watch over the bountiful creation provided us, and teach ...0
Aug 18, 2017
"Creativity doesn't wait for that perfect moment. It fashions its own perfect moments out of ordinary ones." - Bruce ...
Aug 15, 2017
The stresses of the day hunglike weights upon my soul. I sought nature for peace.As twilight turned to blackness,nighttime called to me.I ...
Aug 14, 2017
Are you a planner or a pantser? Are you intrigued by this question posed by Margaret Simon for this week's DigiLit Sunday? I was but must admit that ...
Aug 12, 2017
Has life ever thrown you a curve ball when you least expect it? Life is fragile and uncertain and you can't predict when the curve balls come ...
Aug 11, 2017
What is summer without mini-trips to explore nature? During summer months, families enjoy special times. A walk in the sunflower fields, a ferry trip ...
Aug 8, 2017
Living in close proximity to New York City has offered remarkable experiences over the years but I have never explored the Museum of Modern Art. For ...
Aug 7, 2017
Within the dim lit room a peace settled; a celebration brewed. Participants came together as a community. The yoga teacher took her ...
Aug 5, 2017
I found my true north this summer,drifting lazily during dog day afternoons under the spell of sunkissed dreams.Life found me this ...
Aug 4, 2017
Let Nature be your teacher!-William WordsworthThe #10FoundWords poetry project created by Laura Shovan in February continues. As host for ...