We help educators deliver engaging lessons inspired by picture books. We have 8 years experience working together to develop and deliver relevant lesson plans. We are both passionate about sharing lesson ideas inspired by compelling picture books. Our mission is present wondrous lessons that support the standards.
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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 to 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.
Take a look at our book, Lessons Inspired by Picture Books for Primary Grades, to find lessons that inspire collaborative partnerships.