First day of fall and I realize that I’ve never introduced myself on here! I absolutely love reading & writing - I believe that telling our own stories and listening to each other’s is what will bring about change and ignite empathy. I suck at brevity and will spend forever editing to lessen a word count. I am forever excited about ya lit and using picture books in secondary ELA. I have my M.Ed in Reading & Literacy and can talk diverse books all day. When I am not teaching, I’m crafting something or dreaming up new travel plans. If I can work a rap song into a lesson at any given point, I will. I love middle schoolers because they are hilarious and resilient. I can’t wait to keep swapping teaching ideas with you!