Joined 4 years 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
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Mar 31, 2020
Once upon a time, there were:31 days of writing,31 slices of thoughts,March Musings 2020,Floating from my laptopOut to the world of social ...
Mar 31, 2020
Today marks the near end of Two Writing Teacher's March Slice of Life Story Challenge. The journey has been filled with many stops along the way: ...
Mar 29, 2020
Gray tones predominately appear outside my window creating a somber tone. Loneliness lines the streets.Suddenly, I notice a pop of color that ...
Mar 28, 2020
In one drop of water are found all the secrets of all the oceans. -Khalil Gibran While pondering the above quote from one of my favorite ...
Mar 27, 2020
Digging deep into my childhood, I found a fond memory that I had forgotten. My early elementary grade years were filled with game playing. Those ...
Mar 26, 2020
Social distancing has changed the face of family and friend gatherings. What would have been a "Happy" party at my granddaughter's home in Virginia ...
Mar 25, 2020
I walked silently through the neighborhood when I came upon a beautiful sight, clumps of brightly colored daffodils. Thinking about Wordsworth's ...
Mar 24, 2020
Surrender to the now. Everyone is facing uncertainty. When you know your why you know your way. Our experiences inform how we contribute. We need ...
Mar 23, 2020
Questions! Thoughts! Anxieties! Week 2 of "Quarantine Life" continues. Gray skies open to a flood of silent raindrop tears. No one is outside. Rain ...