I began my teaching career as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, West Africa working with high school students. I taught ESL and reading for ten years in New York City public schools, ran a tutoring company, and supervised student teachers at City University New York. As a literacy consultant I’ve worked across the United States, providing professional development to K-6 educators.

I hold a bachelor’s degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology, and a master’s in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Teachers College, Columbia. I earned a Reading Recovery certificate from New York University and hold an Orton-Gillingham certificate as well.

I’m also the author of two middle grade novels and two picture books. When I’m not teaching or writing, you can find me dancing, traveling with my family, or playing with my dog.