I received my Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from The University of Iowa (GO HAWKS!). After college, I substitute taught for a year in my hometown, Palatine, IL. I taught kindergarten and 4th grade at South Prairie Elementary in Sycamore.
I completed my Masters degree in Literacy Education at NIU. I worked as a reading specialist at North Elementary for three years, and now I am currently a reading specialist at West Elementary.
I live in Cortland with my husband, Drewe, and our Beagle, Penny. In my free time, I enjoy visiting family and friends, running, cooking and baking, riding my bicycle, and reading.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Websites for Literacy
- Owl and Mouse – Children match the picture to the correct letter that begins the word. Great for kindergarten students learning letter names and letter sounds.
- ABCYa – ABCya.com is a free educational site full of computer games and activities for elementary students. All children’s educational computer activities were created or approved by certified school teachers. Grade level lessons incorporate areas such as math and language arts while introducing basic computer skills.
- Jack Prelutsky – Jack Prelutsky is a famous children’s poet. Read his poetry, see funny animations and illustrations to go along with his poems. Get excited about poetry!
- Giggle Poetry – Giggle Poetry shares lots of children’s poetry. Read funny poems, learn about rhyming, improve reading fluency, and get excited about poetry!