Degrees and Certifications:
Master's in Early Childhood Education Certified in Reading, Early Childhood, and Early Childhood Special Education
Hi Everyone! I have been teaching at Wilkinson since 2006 and consider it my second home. I have been doing reading interventions going on three years now. Previously, I taught preschool to second grade. My first love of teaching was early childhood and my new passions have been reading, as well as trauma and culturally responsive teaching. Our school has been fortunate to work with community and university partners the past two years developing our knowledge and systems to better provide a school that allows children to feel safe and empowered.
My work at Wilkinson is anchored in the belief that all children deserve to learn in a space that builds upon their strengths and honors their unique identities. I meet daily with small groups of students where we work on the building blocks of reading and writing. Our lessons always include: phonics work, sight word work, reading strategies, and fluency practice. The reading program is designed to help young students make substantial reading progress in a short amount of time.
Life Outside of Wilkinson
When I'm not teaching I'm at home with my husband, daughter, and dog Pal. We love to travel and some of our favorites have been Rocky Mountain National Park, New York City, and Assategue Island. My perfect day is one spent at the beach. Recently we have spent a lot of time gardening, cooking, watching scifi or adventure TV, and reading.
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