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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Jul 10, 2020
The heat is oppressive today but a quick lunch outdoors on my patio brings a new sense of balance. Flowers are popping, spreading their own brand ...
Jul 7, 2020
In the moments of quiet contemplation during my #QuarantineLife days, poetry has become my expressive outlet. Knowing that hope and faith are needed ...
Jul 4, 2020
How surprised was I when I found in my email that my Aussie poet-author friend, Kathryn Apel, brought greetings and a summer poetry swap gift. ...
Jun 26, 2020
I am practicing what I "preach" this week, as I prepare remote lessons for the ELA Summer Institute graduate class that I will teach ...
Jun 19, 2020
The years have passed quickly between newborn wonder and three-years of age. When I saw photos of my little granddaughter rock climbing (one of ...
Jun 11, 2020
You can see the animated version of the card above at Buncee. I recall one NCTE a few years ago when Poetry Friday friends were seated around a ...
Jun 9, 2020
It is the end of the school year and I think everyone will agree that this year has been a tumultuous one for schools around the globe. Because of ...
Jun 5, 2020
When the stress mounts, it's time to relax with my digital notebook and create. So that is what I did this week and joined Kathryn Apel, Aussie ...
Jun 4, 2020
There is no denying it that agitation plus restlessness and rising conflicts are now adding to the already stressful issues related to the ...