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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
Jun 23, 2017
Morning light sweeps the room.Day nestles in the corner,swaddling baby in love.CV, 2017The heart journey beginswith a sweet coo,a soft touch,strong ...
Jun 21, 2017
A new baby is like the beginning of all things -wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities. (Eda J. Le Shan)When does the joy of expectancy become a ...
Jun 20, 2017
Countdown began last Tuesday night. Anticipation mounted with each breath. Then, passed in the silence. Wednesday, no relief-Tick ...
Jun 17, 2017
At dusk, the world finds rest under the canopy of sunset.Nature shares its evening colors.On my way to Virginia, I was graced with the ...
Jun 13, 2017
Waiting for something important is difficult but it is time to see the world with different eyesas I await the birth of my first ...
Jun 11, 2017
“If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy, if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has power to move you, if the simple things ...
Jun 9, 2017
How do you greet each day? Do you celebrate the moments that pass by or see the blades of grass as the rebirth of earth? I reflected on these ...
Jun 7, 2017
It is amazing how a great, online conversation can broaden your perspective and leave you pondering even after the convo. One day later and I am ...
Jun 3, 2017
While I wait to hear the news of the arrival of my granddaughter, our first grandchild, I gather items that I will bring to Virginia for the event. ...