EDUCATION

  • M.S. Adolescent Literacy 5-12, Saint Bonaventure University - May 2008

  • B.A. Adolescence Education in English 7-12, State University of New York at Fredonia - May 2005


 

WORK HISTORY

  • Hilton Central School District -  International Baccalaureate, Essential School to Watch

    • Academic Intervention Services Specialist in Literacy - Secondary Level - September 2012-Present

    • Integrated Co-Teaching - Fall 2007-Present

    • English Educator - Grades 7 and 8 - Hilton Central School District - Fall 2007-June 2012

  • Olean City School District

    • English Educator - Grade 7 - Olean City School District - Fall 2005-June 2007


 

HONORS ⧫ AWARDS ⧫ GRANTS

  • Nomination for the 2019 New York State Teacher of the Year - Advanced to Round Three

  • Co-wrote and selected for a $1000.00 school-wide audiobook library - March 2018-June 2019

  • Selected to present at the International Standards of Technology Education - 2019

  • Selected for one of twenty spots for Tyrolia Literacy Institute in Waco, TX to learn alongside Kylene Beers, Penny Kittle, Linda Rief, and Bob Probst in an international candidate pool - 2018


 

LEADERSHIP

  • Response to Intervention Team Member, 2013-Present

  • Social Committee Co-Chair, 2014-Present

  • Student Council Advisor, 2013-2018

  • Teacher Candidate Mentor, 2017

  • Washington DC Trip Bus Captain, 2011-2015

  • Brockport Teacher College Guest Speaker, 2014

  • PBIS Building Coach, 2008-2013

  • Cross Country Assistant Coach, 2008-2012

  • Presented PBIS Program and Incentives at SAANYS, 2011


 

PRESENTATIONS LED

  • Kick Yourself in the A**: Reclaim your Agency and Up the Ante - Selected to co-present on Video Coaching and Collaborative Inquiry at the International Standards for Technology Education (ISTE) Conference in Philadelphia, PA - 2019

  • Benefits of Audiobooks in a Literacy Classroom - Rochester Area Literacy Conference Sail into Summer - 2019

  • Co-taught Voice and Choice: Amplifying Student Learning, Hilton Cadet Tech Online Professional Development -  Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY - 2018

  • How to use HyperDocs in Your Instruction - MWMS PD Presentation - 2018

  • Teaching Literacy with the Common Core - SUNY Brockport - 2014

  • Differentiation in the English Language Arts Classroom - Hilton Central School District - 2011

  • Benefits of PBIS in Schools at the School Administrators Association of New York State Conference - 2011


 

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

2018-2019

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) - Philadelphia, PA

  • Developing Archipelago - a PLN for English teachers trialing writing and reading workshop - Rochester, NY

  • Launching Literacy Learning with Donalyn Miller in Rochester, NY - Rochester, NY

  • Selected for Tyrolia Literacy Institute with Kylene Beers, Bob Probst, Penny Kittle, and Linda Rief - Waco, TX

  • Sail into Summer:  Fake News and Today’s Issues through Rochester Area Literacy Council (RALC) - Rochester, NY

  • Video Coaching 300  - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Literacy Essentials Book Study:  Engagement, Excellence and Equity for ALL Learners

  • Cadet Tech on Demand Series 4:  Amplify Student Learning with FlipGrid and Hyperdocs

  • Cadet Tech on Demand Series 4:  Transform Your Students from Consumers to Producers with the New Google Sites

  • Cadet Tech on Demand Series 4:  To Hilton and Beyond: (In)Formally Build Your Professional Learning Network and Teacher Toolkit with Twitter

 

2017-2018

  • Video Coaching 200 - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Book Love: Developing Depth, Stamina, and Passion in Adolescent Readers Conference with Penny Kittle - Rochester, NY

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 3:  Introduction to Chromebooks

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 3: Unleash the Power of Skype

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 3:  Chromebook Integration Strategies with a focus on FlipGrid, Padlet, and Hyperdocs

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 3:  Transformative Formative Assessments

  • Collaborative Inquiry and Action Research

  • Skills First:  Instructional Technology Scope and Sequence

  • Differentiate:  Cool Tools and Creative Ways to Use Them

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 3:  Technology Tools for Independent Inquiry in the Classroom

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 3:  Technology Tools for Guided Inquiry in the Classroom

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 3:  Build Critical Thinking and Self-Management skills with Students using Google Forms

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 3: BreakoutEDU Basics

  • The Advantage Book Study - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Collaborative Inquiry and Action Research Grades 7-12 - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Skills First:  Uniting HCSD Curriculum and Technology Education - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Differentiate:  Cool Tools and Creative Ways to Use Them - BOCES 2 - Spencerport, NY

  • Inspire Learning & Creativity with Genius Hour - BOCES 1 - Penfield, NY

  • Sail into Summer - English Language Learners with ENL Expert Panel through Rochester Area Literacy Council

 

2016-2017

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 2:  OneNote for Teachers - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 2:  OneNote Classroom Notebook - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 2:  YouTube for You - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 2:  Spark Classroom Communication with Adobe Spark - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 2:  Assistive Tech with a Reading Module - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 2:  Google Forms 3.0 - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 2:  Flipped, Tossed and Gently Shaken 2.0 (Flipped Classrooms) - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 2:  PowToon Video Creation - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • The Power of Literacy with the New York State Literacy Conference - Rochester, NY

  • Learning in the Fast Lane Book Study - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Video Coaching 100 - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Strategies for Reading, Annotating and Analyzing Nonfiction 7-12 Book Study - Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

 

2016-Before

  • Cadet Tech On Demand Series 1:  Google Classroom 2.0 – Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY

  • Completion of Inspire Learning and Creativity with Genius Hour

  • Sail into Summer - Creative Teaching Workshop with the Rochester Area Literacy Council - Rochester, NY

  • Datacation -  Hilton Central School District - Hilton, NY


 

INFLUENTIAL PROFESSIONAL LITERATURE

  • Feedback that Moves Writers Forward - McGee

  • 180 Days - Gallagher and Kittle

  • QuickWrite Handbook - Rief

  • Project-Based Writing - Prather

  • Read, Write Teach - Rief

  • When Kids Can’t Read - Beers

  • Book Love - Kittle

  • Disrupting Thinking - Beers and Probst

  • Notice and Note - both fiction & nonfiction - Beers & Probst

  • Learning in the Fast Lane - Rollins

  • Instructional Coaching - Knight

  • Better Conversations - Knight

  • The Coaching Habit - Bungay Stanier

  • The Book Whisperer - Miller

  • No More Summer Reading Loss - Allington


 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • International Literacy Association (ILA)

  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)

  • Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of the NCTE (ALAN)

  • International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

  • Rochester Area Literacy Council (RALC)

  • New York State Reading Association (NYSRA)