Ed. D. Reading Leadership: Widener In progress expected, June 2016
M.Ed. Educational Administration: Temple University, 2001
B. A Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education: Temple University, 1998
I am passionate about sharing my knowledge regarding the reading process with colleagues and pre-service teachers in the college classroom. I am also motivated to share educational instruction with fellow educators who desire to move forward with teaching the reading process to learners through advising and counseling sessions.
I am well versed in offering professional development sessions to support teachers’ knowledge of reading practices. The core area of my research is on the development of the lifelong learner and how we maintain a high level of engagement through the effective use of technology.
A philosophy that governs my action is that “everyone is capable of learning something ... they need to have an open mind and an open heart to the process.” I see the most success with this when the teacher-student BOND has been created. This connection facilitates student engagement with the learning experience and course content. This bond is one of the most rewarding aspects of teaching for me.
I joined the PSU team in fall 2013 and have found a niche in teaching Early Childhood and Literacy courses. Teaching the courses has presented the opportunity for me to think deeply about how we can engage pre-service teachers in the literacy process.
Martinelli, A (2012) Administration of Electronic Portfolios In Off-campus Programs. Montreal, Canada.
Content Area Literacy
Instruction in Early Childhood Education Derived from Developmental Theories
Child’s Play as an Educative Process