I join the Learning Consultants bringing with me over 20 years of experience educating students in English language arts and college counseling, along with a desire to provide
them with a meaningful and purposeful educational environment.
I earned my Bachelor of Science degree in secondary education and Education at Seton Hall University and possesses a Master of Science degree in Instruction and Curriculum from Scranton University.
As a teacher, I have had the opportunity of working with a number of students of a variety of levels and abilities. Surrounded with a population of widespread cultures, socioeconomics, and abilities has taught me a great deal of valuing the individual through the culturally responsive pedagogy which I establish in my instructional practices. I have taught and tutored a number of English courses, genres and electives, including American and British literature, AP composition and language, AP literature, literary criticism, creative and post-high school writing. I am well-versed in the college admissions process, especially with the Common/Coalition Application essays, supplements, and personal statements.
Understanding the need to have our texts relate to our readers, I also work on restructuring the high school English curriculum in my district to diversify the literary canon and designing activities which work in tandem with the traditional texts, yet give voice to our learners. Another facet contributing to my abilities is serving as a teacher consultant through the National Writing Project. In this position, I am able to evaluate and create meaningful resources to contribute to teachers as both writers and instructors of writing.
Over the years, I have been fortunate enough to broaden my expertise to extend beyond the classroom. My strong interest in framework analysis has allowed me to pursue work in redesigning my district’s English curricula in conjunction with the Common Core and New Jersey State Learning Standards. Additionally, I currently serve on the English Language Arts committee for the New Jersey Department of Education where I assist in evaluating the current curriculum content to ensure its fairness and alignment with nation and state standards for implementation in standardized testing.
I am very excited to be a part of The Educational Consultants team and look forward to equipping your child with the proper tools and understanding they need in order to ensure their success.