I have been teaching for 12 years. The 2018-2019 school year will mark my 13th year in the classroom.
I am a National Board Certified Teacher in the area of Early/Middle Childhood Literacy. I have a Master's degree in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages). I completed my Doctorate of Education degree in the spring of 2018 with a focus on Teacher Leadership.
I have taught 2nd - 5th grade (and a summer school stint in 6th grade). I am currently teaching 2nd and 3rd grade.
I am a huge advocate for amplifying teacher voice and serve as a Teacher Leader in my school in two ways. First I am the grade level chair for my grade which means I serve on the instructional leadership team and bring news from our principal back to my grade level. Second, I am part of the teacher leadership cohort with Leading Educators wherein we create professional development opportunities around the topics that will most impact our own school and students.
My current passion areas (and I say "current" because it feels like sometimes it changes daily!) are: teacher powered schools, distributed leadership, trauma informed/trauma sensitive practices and restorative practices in the school setting.
- Teacher Leader - Leading Educators
- Network of Michigan Educators
- Network of Michigan Educators - NBCTs