I have been a strong advocate of equity in literacy instruction over the last 16 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and Structured Literacy Dyslexia Specialist. Working with diverse students, families and colleagues across three continents has allowed my thinking to significantly grow in relation to how each learner “learns” best and for me to better understand how greater levels of intentionality when designing integrated literacy and content units allows learning to become more relevant and meaningful for all students. You can get to know more about this journey by reading my blog entry: What’s in a name?
No matter where I have landed, a continued passion has been putting together the pieces of the literacy puzzle in order to uncover fun, engaging and meaningful ways to support all students and through all of the content areas. Every student deserves to be seen for who they are as a learner and to be given every opportunity to become a confident and skilled learner who loves the process! Every educator also deserves access to knowledge about impactful shifts in literacy and integrated instruction that can better facilitate and maximize student learning.
Three years ago I settled down in Den Haag, Netherlands to work in my more recent International school setting. Now, I am very excited to be a part of your own learning journey through “Guiding Literacy Growth” and to help you reach your personal or professional goals.