I wanted to be an English teacher all of my life because I loved literature. Once I got into the classroom, my love for my content very quickly became a love for my children. I referred to my classroom as “my academic family.” After 24 years in the classroom, I’m now an instructional coach/reading specialist at a large urban high school in Milwaukee.
I’ve written for educational publications including Edutopia, ASCDInservice, and Education Week Teacher, and I’ve presented on the topics of coaching, engagement, interventions, and special needs. My book Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom: Creating Opportunities to Listen, Learn, and Lead shares practical strategies and resources for all grade levels and all abilities.