Years of Teaching Experience
Courses Taught at WWS
Freshmen English I
Junior English I
Undergraduate - Rivier College/Bachelor of Arts, English Education: Nashua, New Hampshire (2005).
Graduate - Lewis University/Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Reading and Literacy: Romeoville, Illinois (2009).
English Language Arts 9-12
Reading Teacher 9-12
English Language Arts 6-8
Reading Teacher 6-8
First and foremost, I have a student-centered educational philosophy. Within the classroom, you'll see student-driven activities, collaborative learning groups, and insightful discussion amongst peers. I check for student understanding each day, provide opportunities for revision, and frequently communicate with both students and parents with regards to progress.
Seminars & Training
Bureau of Education and Research: Co-Teaching (2006).
Six Traits of Writing (2006).
Differentiation Strategies (2007).
College Board Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition (2009) (2012).
Gifted Education (2010).
Lewis University Reading and Literacy Program Advisory Board (2010) (2011).
Professional Learning Community Leadership (2011) (2012).
Sonya H. Kunkel Advancing Co-Teaching Practices: Strategies for Success (2013) (2015).
Cassandra Erkens Powering PLCs with Formative Assessments (2015).
Kagan Cooperative Learning Days 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (2016) (2017).
Illinois Council of Instructional Coaches "Divergent Literacies" (2017).
Kagan Instructional Coaching (2017).
Cooperative Learning Training (2018, 2019).
Illinois Council of Instructional Coaches Roundtable (2019).
National Education Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Illinois Education Association
I enjoy spending time with my husband and three young children. We love story time, visiting Brookfield Zoo, and everything Disney!