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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
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Jul 16, 2019
Last week, I had the privilege of teaching an ELA Summer Institute for graduate students at Molloy College. During the four days, we ...
Jul 13, 2019
For four days this week, I soaked in academia life in a wonder space that I created for five passionate teacher/grad students at Molloy College's ELA ...
Jul 5, 2019
It's that joyful time of year when life on Long Island seems to be full of a carefree, relaxed sand-in-toes type of spirit. School is out. ...
Jul 2, 2019
As a matter of habit these days, when the sun appears everyone runs outside and so it was last weekend. My husband and I took a short car ride to the ...
Jun 28, 2019
The timeworn idiom, "One man's trash, is another man's treasure," is one that has become a statement of truth for me. Last week, writing friend, ...
Jun 25, 2019
early morninggray day warningquiet surroundsheartbeat poundscrackling soundsstart their rounds©CV, 2019Rainstorm, while crossing the Verrazano ...
Jun 20, 2019
Summertime makes a grand entrance each year as children and parents move into a relaxed mode of living. There are family outings, mini-trips, ...
Jun 14, 2019
Each year, spring arrives of its own accord, renewing the world as it bursts forth with color and joy! But this season, spring played ...
Jun 12, 2019
I recall a glorious walk last fall on a clear day that radiated with the sunshine of spring and the warmth of autumn. Instead of a quick jaunt to the ...