English Language Arts School-Wide Teacher Leader
  • Lead weekly literacy meetings to aid in the staff development of current literacy practices (Guided Reading, Literature Circles, Literacy Centers, Strategies that Work)
  • Establish, organize, and maintain book rooms to assist teachers with daily literacy lessons
  • Pilot a new reading program and facilitate is subsequent adoption
  • Design and maintain a Literacy Wall to analyze current literacy data to guide instruction
  • Facilitate the analysis of data from ELA exams to set learning goals and guide instruction
  • Implement a Literacy Celebration Week to build enthusiasm for literacy among the students and staff

District Differentiation Mentor

  • Assist with staff development of differentiation and school-wide enrichment
  • Guide teachers to successfully differentiate grade level curriculum
  • Develop formative and summative assessments to guide instruction

Professional Development Instructor (Baldwin UFSD, Valley Stream UFSD #24, Spencerport Central Schools)

  • Developed and instructed a 15 hour in-service course-"Making the Most of Your Classroom Library"
  • Presenter at a Multi-District Differentiation Training with Carol Ann Tomlinson

Curriculum Development

  • Develop a scope and sequence to align curriculum with the New York State Common Core Learning Standards
  • Identify and develop resources to support instruction

School Committees

  • District-Wide Language Arts Committee and Enrichment Committee
  • School-Wide Differentiation Mentor
  • District Curriculum Committee
  • District Math Development Committee


  • Awarded the Baldwin Teacher Center Technology Grant
  • First Place in the K'Nex Classroom Challenge 
  • Recipient of the Richard L. Canuteson Education Scholarship
  • Dean's List (8 semesters)

Professional Development

  • Targeted Instruction for Implementing Common Core Curriculum - ELA
  • Fundations Training (K, 1, 2, 3)
  • Project - Based Approaches - Intel
  • Confratute at University of Connecticut - training for school-wide enrichment and gifted education
  • Thinking Mathmatically with Rachel MacAnallen
  • Differentiation of Instruction: Strategies for School - Wide Enrichment/Enrichment Clusters
  • Consultant Team Teacher Training
  • Administration/Analysis of Records of Reading Behavior
  • Guided Reading/Literature Circles
  • Autism Team Training


References are available upon request.

21st Century Skills- Creating, communicating, and collaborating

  • Microsoft Office (PowerPoint, Word, Excel)
  • Google Apps for Learning (documents, spreadsheet, calendar, forms, site, presentation)
  • iPads for student learning
  • Interactive Whiteboard (SMART Board, Promethean)
  • Website Construction (Google Sites, Weebly)
  • Blogs
  • Wikis
  • Various Web 2.0 Tools (Voicethread, Glogster)
  • Movie Editing (imovie, movie maker)
  • Image Editing (Adobe Photoshop)
  • Student Learning Management Systems (Moodle, Blackboard)

Work History

Work History
2007 - 2012

Classroom Teacher (K, 1, 2, 3) - and Summer School Teacher/Pre-First Grade

Baldwin Union Free School District
  • Design lessons to successfully address the New York State Common Core Learning Standards for ELA and Math
  • Create and implement differentiated activities to meet the individual needs of all learners
  • Implement Fundations Word Study (Grades K, 1, 2, 3)
  • Design and use of interactive whiteboard lessons

Pre-School Teacher for Bi-lingual Education Program

Long Island Children's Museum

  • Prepare ELL students for a seamless transition into a successful kindergarten exerience
2002 - 2007

Classroom Teacher (First Grade)

Spencerport Central School District

  • Implement instruction that supports a School-Wide Enrichment Model
  • Promote the exploration of each student's unique qualities and interests
2001 - 2002

Classroom Teacher (Kindergarten)

Holley Central School District

  • Utilize hands-on learning and age appropriate activities in all curricular areas



Professional Certificate in Educational Computing

Stony Brook University

Gifted Education Extension

Touro College

Masters in Education

Walden University


State University of New York, College at Brockport



Gifted Education (K-12)

Certification Extension

Educational Computing


Elementary Education (N-6)