Educator. Author. Advocate
I've only recently had the courage to contribute my voice to the larger conversation.
In the summer of 2017, I was inspired to teach a social justice series, and then to submit some of my ideas for publication - which, much to my surprise, were accepted. In early 2018, as a direct result, I was contacted by a book publisher about the possibility of writing a book. As I began to see myself as a writer, that summer I attended the Moth Teacher Institute where I learned more about the art and transformative power of storytelling. In 2020, my first book was published.
I'm excited to see where my curiosities and interests lead me next.
Presently, I am an instructional coach, an adjunct professor of introductory reading, and I have taught English at the high school and college level for over twenty years. I am a mother to three children who are my center and greatest joy.
I have a Bachelor's of Arts from the University of Maryland, a Master's of Science in Reading from Adelphi University, and Supervisory Certification from the Rutgers University Graduate School of Education. I am currently pursuing post graduate work in educational equity and teaching for critical consciousness.
My passion is to engage in work that promotes equity and access for all people - particularly for those who have been historically marginalized or silenced by emotional trauma. It is my hope to create a body of work that serves to educate and inspire.
In so many ways, I feel like I'm only just beginning.