About Me


My Background

I'm a lifelong reader and learner, now a writer/consultant specializing in English Language Learners. I have a BA in elementary education, and Masters degrees in Educational Supervision, Curriculum & Instruction, and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (MATESOL). I was listed in Who's Who Among America's Teachers 2005-2006.


Teaching and Writing

MANY years of public school experience as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer, and ESOL specialist in grades K-8 and adult education. I love helping good thinkers become better producers. 

I've been fortunate to write and/or consult for Oxford University Press, Discovery Education, National Institutes of Health, and Maryland Public Television/Humanities/Department of Education via a grant from the Library of Congress.  The research units for MPT won the 2018 National PBS Best Open Access Resource Award.  See them at thinkport.org - special collections - teaching with primary sources.

My student books are for emerging readers of any age.


Words to Live By

Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can. 

Arthur Ashe


Do your best.