I have a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Winthrop University and a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland. I have worked in education for twenty three years. I have taught, tutored and provided math and reading interventions for students in grades K-5.
For the last five years I have provided additional reading instruction to students who were working below grade level. I used diagnostic assessments to determine the areas in reading to focus on: phonological awareness, phonics, fluency or comprehension. I attended trainings in literacy that focused on strategies to use to teach students struggling in each area of reading. I created engaging lessons using the strategies needed based on the diagnostic assessment results for each student. I used informal assessments to determine where to go next with the students as lessons were taught.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: SUNY College at Cortland - Bachelor of Engineering, Elementary School Teaching
Graduate Degree: Winthrop University - Masters in Education, Curriculum and Instruction
I enjoy reading, cooking and walking. I love spending time with my family and our two dogs.