Director, Teacher Education; Coordinator, Teacher Education Field Placement Sites
I have had experience working with grades PreK-12 students and teachers as a classroom teacher and professional developer. I received my B.S. and M.S. degrees from SUNY Fredonia in elementary education and reading, and have a Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) from Buffalo State College. I have New York State certifications for grades PreK-6 and 7-12 in English, reading, and building level (SAS), as well as District Level Administration (SDA). I am also eligible for a students with disabilities certification. I am currently working on my Ph.D. in special education at Northcentral University as an online learner.
The majority of my classroom teaching experience has been with middle school and high school students. I taught alternative education for 16-21 year-olds who dropped out or were expelled from school. Many of these students came in lacking the appropriate reading skills for their age level. A lot of instruction was based in reading across all content areas to improve skills and knowledge in order to develop successful students. As a professional developer, I worked with classroom teachers, reading teachers, and building administrators to improve reading programs in many school districts across Western New York.
I spend my time on both the Jamestown and Cattaraugus County campuses. When on the Jamestown Campus, I am in Hultquist 223. When on the Cattaraugus County Campus, I am in LLAC 217.