Reading Coach & Title 1 Reading Specialist
A little about me
With a background in child development, I taught preschool and then kindergarten at Passages Charter School in the Uptown neighborhood in Chicago. I have taught first/second grade multi-age, kindergarten, and kindergarten/first grade multi-age students at Polaris Charter Academy, an Expeditionary Learning (EL) school. I then served as the Reading Specialist for the primary grades at Courtenay Language Arts Center. This is my first year at Playa del Rey.
I have received the Working in the Schools - Rochelle Lee Teacher Award three times (2005, 2006, and 2008).
I hold a Bachelor of Science in Child Development and Elementary Education from Michigan State University, and in 2009 I completed my Master of Education in Instructional Leadership with a focus as a Reading Specialist from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
I grew up on a dairy farm in Michigan and enjoy cooking, traveling, and reading - of course. I also have two young boys and they occupy much of my time outside of school!