Joined 3 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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Nov 14, 2019
Silence after a successful Twitter chat settles a racing mind and an energized spirit. When the November 4th's #NYEDChat with my talented guest ...
Nov 8, 2019
Each year, autumn reigns supreme as a season of gratitude. Neighborhoods brighten with kaleidoscope colors that burnish and lacquer landscapes. (See ...
Nov 5, 2019
"There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant about the annual cascadeof autumn leaves." -Joe L. WheelerAutumn in New England always held ...
Nov 1, 2019
When autumn meets my digital brush, the screen lights up with colors that suit my mood and noticings. Poetry often flows from the wonder of ...
Oct 29, 2019
Autumnal colors rock the runway this season. Color trends as noted by glowsly.com are "a mix of deep, creamy yellows like Butterscotch and Dark ...
Oct 25, 2019
"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the Earth seeking the successive ...
Oct 22, 2019
Each morning as a daily practice, I look out my window to see what nature has to offer. I eagerly watch earth's seasonal show before listening to the ...
Oct 21, 2019
Halloween is such a fun occasion to share a spooky story with little ones. Imagine a darkened room with background music filtering through. Creaky ...
Oct 18, 2019
Last weekend was filled with wonderful memories. Wishing to relive my children's autumn excursions, the family traveled to the Virginia countryside. ...