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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
Sep 20, 2017
Stress and harmonic imbalance at home can decrease student's ability to enjoy school and perform to the best of their abilities. So what can we, as ...0
Oct 20, 2017
I look out my window each day, wondering what new surprise nature will provide. I slowly discover a rhythm, inspired by the tinges of autumn I see. ...
Oct 18, 2017
Have you heard the phrase learning is messy? How about changing that to writing is messy? In three days, NCTE will celebrate the National Day On ...
Oct 15, 2017
🍁🍃🍂“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” -W.B. ...
Oct 13, 2017
Where there is passion, there is autumn with its brilliancy and anticipation for landscapes ablaze with color, hope of pumpkin-spiced days, and ...
Oct 8, 2017
“I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in tune once more.” – John BurroughsWhen my balance is off ...
Oct 7, 2017
Autumn is just beginning to settle in on Long Island. Evenings grow shorter and a few trees are popping color. While enjoying the first ...
Oct 6, 2017
"Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending."- Maria Robinson The poem below was ...
Oct 3, 2017
“Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its ...
Sep 30, 2017
on this ordinary dayI'm remembering an extraordinary September weekendand reflecting on the FIRSTS that marked a momentous occasion. FIRST ...