I have been an educator for 20 years and am currently a second grade teacher at Duncan Elementary in Utica Schools, Michigan. I am a lifelong learner and enjoy sharing my passion for teaching and literacy with other educators. As a teacher, I set the stage for success in my classroom and I strongly believe children deserve a nurturing, positive and safe environment in order to reach their full potential.
Elementary literacy is my passion and area of expertise. I have organized and delivered literacy professional development in my district, co-authored a book for elementary educators with lessons for teaching close and critical reading , and regularly deliver workshops for new teachers. I also chair our UEA professional development committee.