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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
Apr 26, 2017
Apr 23, 2017
Each Earth Day, citizens gather together to find ways to protect our beautiful earth. Think Green is a popular mantra!URGENT MESSAGE:As ...
Apr 21, 2017
I often refer to digital poetry by the coined term, #digipoetry. Digital poetry is a novel way of artistically blending images, art, and literacy ...
Apr 18, 2017
Traditionally, Easter is a family day celebrated by Easter Mass and family dinner, but this Easter day was an unusual one. Without family around us, ...
Apr 16, 2017
April found its stride this week as sunshine entered each day, a solitary cardinal made its way to my garden after a long winter, and life ...
Apr 15, 2017
Poet/author friend Matt Forrest created a new writing challenge that he featured at Poetry Friday. It is called "Poetry Cubed" and includes the ...
Apr 14, 2017
"It is spring again. The earth is like a child that knows poems by heart."-Rainer Maria RilkeAs troubadours of nature, I cordially invite all to ...
Apr 13, 2017
When growing up, the song "April Showers" by Al Jolson always brought a smile. Looking back at this month's damp, rainy weather, the ...
Apr 11, 2017
I never forgot the walk past the huge lampposts, up the stairs, and through the massive doors. I remember stepping into the foyer and ...