I am a literacy specialist in a suburban town in Hartford County, Connecticut. This is my thirteenth year in education. I have worked as a third and first grade teacher and was a Language Arts Consultant in my previous district. Currently, I am a Reading Intervention Specialist, K-6. I love my job as my primary responsibility is working with children. My ultimate goal as an educator is to foster independence and a love of reading within my students.
I received my B.S. in Elementary Education in 2001 and my M.A. in Elementary Education in 2002, both from the University of Connecticut. In 2010, I obtained my Sixth Year in Reading and Language Arts, K-12 from Central Connecticut State University.
I am a lifelong learner who thrives on collaboration. I am fortunate to have the opportunity to collaborate with some amazing teachers regarding in-class, small group support. It is through rich discussions and thoughtful analyses that impactful changes can be made. I understand that teaching may present the greatest rewards and the utmost challenges. My hope is to support blog readers in this journey.
I have a wonderful husband, two amazing children, and the most adorable chocolate lab! When I am not teaching, I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, baking, and being active.
I am so thrilled about writing this blog with Wendy and hope readers find it inspiring and thoughtful!