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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
Apr 24, 2017
URGENT MESSAGE:As residents of the earth, we need to take on the role of stewards, keep watch over the bountiful creation provided us, and teach ...0
May 19, 2017
Self-expression is an important aspect of who you are. It is the manner in which you present yourself. Have you ever thought how you would portray ...
May 18, 2017
As a Wonder Lead Ambassador, I am in the process of creating a Wonder Bundle of five literacy learning experiences for teachers to use. This 3rd ...
May 16, 2017
In yoga last week, the teacher gently repeated a mantra that stayed with me throughout the session. "Let your mind rest on your ...
May 12, 2017
As one season turns into the next, subtle changes occur in nature. Winter turned to spring this year, and a flurry of poems were released. National ...
May 12, 2017
As Mother's Day approaches it is time to remember, pause,and celebrate the yesterdays that brought us to today. Years ago, we ...
May 9, 2017
Within the community of a classroom, student voice is fostered. Through choice options, it amplifies its reach, moving all students to have a say, to ...
May 8, 2017
As the school year nears closing, educators continue to find resources and avenues to explore their professional wonder. I am impressed by the ...
May 7, 2017
Spring is when life's alive in everything.-Christina RossettiWhether the rains fall in torrential waves, there is a chill in the air, or the sun ...
May 5, 2017
morning opens with a chillflowers stand tallearth is quenched ©CV, 2017As rain falls upon us, sings its praisewith pitter patter ...