EDUCATION:

Reading Specialist #17 License, UW Milwaukee
December 2013

Mentoring Certification, Cardinal Stritch University
Fall 2009

Master of Arts Degree in Education, Marian University
Curriculum and Instruction

December 2006

Alternative Education Program, Marian University
October 1995

Bachelor of Arts in Secondary English Education 7-12, Cardinal
Stritch University

January 1992

Teaching Experience

School Support Teacher/Reading Specialist, December 2013 -Present

Milwaukee Public School District, Ronald Reagan IB High School

  • Models and coaches skill-based literacy lessons in all subject areas
  • Collaborates with staff on the creation, development, implementation and assessment of literacy lessons, formative and summative assessments, and student feedback
  • Develops and utilizes progress monitoring tools to assist teachers in planning instruction
  • Plans, develops and presents professional development to staff illustrating literacy best practice; including, but not limited to:
  • District Curriculum writer
  • School-based Curriculum writer
  • District Professional Development Staff Presenter
 

HIGHER EDUCATION Teaching Experience

Adjunct Faculty, Summer 2017
Viterbo College

Adjunct Faculty, Summer 2017
Alverno College

Lecturer, 2015-Present
UW-Oshkosh
Hot Topics In Literacy

 

Positions

District Director
Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English
Fall 2017-Present

Co-Chair High School Literacy Committee
Wisconsin State Reading Association
Spring 2016-Present

Co-Chair Institute of Urban Education Conference
UW-Milwaukee
August 11, 2016

 

Presentations

UW-Oshkosk Hot Topics Conference
October 28, 2017
Using Choice to Motivate and Engage the Adolescent Reader

Illinois Reading Conference
Peoria, IL October 4-October 7, 2017
How to Increase the Rigor of Your Writing Tasks

CESA 5: We Are Literacy Conference
Wisconsin Dells, January 16-17, 2017
Using Choice to Motivate and Engage the Adolescent Reader

Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English
Milwaukee, WI October 13-14, 2016
Research and Resources; Skills and Strategies

Illinois Reading Conference
Peoria, IL September 29-October 1, 2016
Research and Resources; Skills and Strategies

Best Buddies Breakfast
Best Buddies Wisconsin
September 15, 2016
Keynote Speaker

UWM Department of Urban Education: Culturally Responsive
Teaching
August 11, 2016 and October 19, 2016
Using Choice in the Culturally-Responsive Classroom

35th Annual Reading Research Symposium
Madison, WI June 22-24, 2016
Roundtable Presenter: Using Choice in the Classroom

Wisconsin State Reading Association
Milwaukee, WI February 4-5, 2016
Defining Choice: Instructional Practices and Support (with the WSRA HS Literacy Committee)
Research and Resources; Skills and Strategies

 

Activities/
Committees

District Director, Wisconsin Council of Teachers of English Fall 2017-Present

Wisconsin State Reading Association High School Literacy Committee Member July 2014-Present

Institute of Higher Education PDP Reviewer, 2007-Present

Special Olympics Advocate 2005-Present

Best Buddies Advocate 2003-Present

 

National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
Wisconsin State Reading Association (WRA)
Illinois Reading Association
Milwaukee Area Reading Council (MARC)
Washington-Ozaukee Reading Council (WORC)
International Literacy Association (ILA)

Memberships