My life's mission is to enable each child to achieve beyond expectations. To date, I have eight years of classroom teaching experience, have been a data coach, supervised student teachers, served as an education director at a nonprofit and have a master's in Instruction and Curriculum in Elementary Education. After nearly a decade in the field, I became a mother and set off on new adventures. I learned Montessori-minded methodologies from a seasoned Montessorian whom I consider my mentor, reteaching me everything I thought I knew about literacy. From that learning, I received a research grant, created a new literacy assessment, opened a small business and developed a family literacy class. After a bit of time consulting privately, I am heading back into public education as an Instruction Coach.
An idea worth spreading
What do you see more of when you open a book, capital letters or lowercase letters? What do you need to know to read the words in the book, letter names or letter sounds? What might happen if a young child learned letter sounds with lowercase letters first?
I'm passionate about
learning- My mission is to enAble every student to achieve beyond expectations.
My TED story
I stumbled upon the TED-Ed Community, and the rest is history!