I am a big sister. A daughter. A reader and a teacher. A traveler and a writer. A recovering blondie now brunette.
What about your teaching?
I've taught on three continents. I've taught in cities with 14 million and in the western burbs of Chicago. I've learned a lot from the friends I met in those four diverse places. They helped me grow into the educator I am. They taught me reading strategies, allowed me to visit their writing workshops, gave me permission to steal their ideas, shared ideas for building communities and helped me solve the problems I struggled with along the way. The boring stuff? I've taught second and third grades for eight years. I've been a reading specialist and a literacy coach going on eight years.
|Festa Junina 2011|
Well, after Brazil and South Korea, why not India? I wanted to be a lit coach again. I'd planned on moving back to the U.S. A breakfast between a friend and a new colleague brewed the possibility of India. We talked. We both decided it was a match.
I love to write. My mom loves the photos and learning about life especially when her daughter tells her she's moving home and then decides to move across the globe. I love having her and others feedback.