On-site and virtual coaching literacy K-12 -writer’s workshop model, STAAR, reading workshop, comprehension strategies, literature circles, guided reading, balanced literacy vocabulary development pre-k gifted and talented depth and complexity PBL critical thinking lesson design blended learning social emotional learning active student engagement developing effective grade level teams and professional learning communities classroom management inquiry based learning questioning strategies creativity
I started talking about school at age two and never stopped. With that passion, I help educators find and take their next best step in changing the landscape of their classrooms. As an educator for the last 25 years, I have traveled across the nation as an independent consultant, presenter and coach. Backed by current research and years spent assisting and training educators - from pre-service teachers to administrators, I have partnered with both public and private schools to provide customized, targeted support.
Just as every student deserves to learn something new every day, I am passionate about meeting the needs of teachers as learners. I hold a bachelor’s degree in education from Baylor University and a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas.
I reside in a suburb of Dallas with my husband, Bryan, and twin teenage daughters. When I find a free moment, I enjoy volunteering, traveling to new places, decorating on a dime, and binging my latest favorite television show. You can also find me on my blog designed to help educators make the most of their precious time, Minutes.