I’m a first-year survivor at Central Office as K-6 Language Arts and Social Studies Coordinator for three K-4 elementary campuses and one 5-6 intermediate campus in Lovejoy ISD, just north of Dallas near Allen, TX.
Really, however, I’m a teacher and always will be. After over 20 years with my own classroom from 3rd grade to K-5 Gifted and Talented, I decided one wasn’t enough and began working with teachers and their students, first as a Digital Literacy Coach and now as ELAR/SS Coordinator. What a blessed career!
I’m passionate about authentic reading and writing instruction, especially using the workshop model, meeting the social and emotional needs of gifted learners, purposeful technology integration, planning with and supporting teachers and principals, and backward design of curriculum and learning experiences that transfer to long-term student success in and out of the classroom.
I’ve been married for 32 years to a wonderful man who can hang bulletin boards and cut lamination, but isn’t so helpful with curriculum support. (That’s okay because I’m not so helpful to him in sales and use tax accounting!) My oldest son and his wife are both teachers in the district (how cool is that?) and they are the proud parents of my first grandbaby and nephew to my two youngest, twins in their 20s. I’m even more blessed with my amazing family!