Joined 11 months 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
Feb 18, 2017
This week I have celebrating kindness during Random Acts of Kindness Week. While I believe that kindness should be a normal occurrence throughout the ...
Feb 17, 2017
Poetry draws us into an experience. It can softly unfold sensory experiences, carefully present the underpinnings of the heart, and provoke thought ...
Feb 14, 2017
Amazed by the warmth of winter, my husband and I decided to explore the quiet beauty of the nature preserve last week. Our goal was to take in the ...
Feb 13, 2017
Today, as we move through the 21st century, connectivity has increased, opening many channels that were not available before. Now, adults and ...
Feb 11, 2017
It tiptoed into darknesswith breathtaking deftness.I watched it glide and dance-patterning the night sky.Falling, it dusted earth with a ...
Feb 10, 2017
If you enjoy living, it is not difficult to keep the sense of wonder.Ray Bradbury Lady Winter strikes a variety of poses this season. ...
Feb 7, 2017
I read the tweets and headlines from educators, journalists, and legislators and then saw the 12 p.m. vote today and thought: How will education ...
Feb 6, 2017
Image created with the digital tools, Tagul and PicMonkeyClassrooms alive with literacy are filled with noticings, wonderings, and ...
Feb 5, 2017
It's Saturday morning. The sun is shining but the cold air smacks me in the face as I set off to drive to a daylong work assignment. The ...