I am a passionate educator who looks for every opportunity to engage learners to recognize their own interests and talents and to see the vital role they play in their communities.
Currently I hold a K-6 Curriculum Specialist role, focused specifically on developing science, math and social studies curriculum and teaching practices. I frequently offer professional development district wide in content areas, as well as teacher support in implementation of standards and curriculum. Previous to this position, I was an elementary educator, with experience in all grade levels, K-5.
My mission is curate picture books that inspire readers to inquire about the world around them and make a difference. My vision is to develop literature based library lessons that school librarians find useful in supporting the AASL standards.
I am a retired librarian who writes for Knowledge Quest and BookPagez. I also post social media content for the American Association of School Librarians. I was the co-chair of the Nutmeg Book Award and have presented at state and national library conferences. My articles about integrating the arts and advocacy were published in library journals.
I love taking photos of the great learning that happens in school libraries. If your school is along Interstate 95 in Florida, CT, RI and MA, I would be happy to take photos for you to use to promote your program and possibly share your story on Knowledge Quest.