Who Am I?
I hold a BA in English, Graduate Certification in Secondary Education, and a PhD in Curriculum, Instruction and Teacher Education, all from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. In addition to being the Literacy Coach at Strong Middle School, I also teach people who are becoming teachers at University of Michigan and Wayne State University. Previously, I was a secondary English language arts and English as a second language teacher and English as a Second Language program coordinator in Detroit, Pontiac, and Birmingham, Michigan. I have also served as a consultant for the Michigan Department of Education.
When I'm not dedicating myself to improving language and literacy education, you can find me cooking and hiking with my partner and fellow teacher Ben, practicing yoga and meditating with our cat, Caesar, watching Star Trek, or reading a half dozen books.