With nearly a decade of experience in education, I have earned my permanent certification as a reading specialist, my permanent teaching certification for English 7-12, and my official Wilson Reading System certification. As an on-staff reading specialist, I have the additional responsibility of aligning our school's curriculum with PA Core Standards and ensuring all curriculums utilize reading interventions. I have 5 years of data analysis experience, and several years of experience diagnosing disordered readers. As a member of the International Literacy Association, I work patiently and encouragingly with students across a wide range of academic abilities. My professional goal is to develop my students' self-efficacy and growth mindset.
I was identified as gifted in mathematics in elementary school and took college mathematics courses while I was still in middle school. Although my personal passions have developed into the reading specialist realm, I have a strong propensity for mathematics all the way into the realm of Calculus. When taking my PRAXIS teaching certification exam to teach high school, I was in the top 10% of all test takers in both the reading and mathematics components. I have previously tutored students in Trigonometry and Statistics, and I have a multitude of experiences tutoring in Algebra and Geometry as well.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Grove City College - Bachelor in Arts, English Composition
Graduate Degree: Duquesne University - Master of Science, Reading Teacher Education
I love attending theater productions and writing poetry. Above all, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter on our homestead farm.
Basic Computer Literacy
Certified Reading Intervention
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Study Skills and Organization
Technology and Computer Science