I enjoy teaching my students new concepts, watching them come to an understanding and apply what they have learned. My professional interests include strategies in developing and extending early literacy and reading, especially for our second language learners. Effectively preparing lessons that demonstrate differential instruction is an important part of my practice as well. Being a life learn learner myself, I try to continue to work on ways to positively affect each and every type of student. I find that working with students and colleagues of differing levels of abilities, nationalities, and personalities can foster a great sense of community and comradery. In that spirit I hope to make all my students feel welcome, accepted and celebrate their uniqueness within my own classroom.
I enjoy reading, creative writing, photography, dancing and practicing yoga. In my spare time, I can be found spending time with family and friends and traveling to different countries to experience different cultures and languages.