About Me

A Little About Me

I have been teaching 7th and 8th English at the middle school level for 15 years on Long Island, NY.  I was born, grew up and settled here on Long Island, and I currently reside in Port Jefferson, a quaint town on the North Shore of the island. 
Port Jefferson, NY

 Crazy enough, I went to college as a biology major at Stony Brook University, but I switched over to English as I quickly learned, biology was not for me.

I have a wonderful husband and an adorable 5-year-old kindergartener, who absolutely adores school and reading (I hope it stays that way!). In addition to my Teachers Pay Teachers store, I actually ran a successful Etsy business, Word & Verse, for three years (I hand cut, hand painted signs, quotes, names, etc.); however, it became extremely inundating, and I was literally working two full-time jobs-teaching during the day, and Etsy at night. Sheesh.

Teaching Experience

Along my 15-year journey, not only have I taught 7th & 8th grade English, I also had the opportunity to teach a 6th grade exploratory character education class.  Currently, I teach two 7th grade English classes, one 8th grade English class, one 8th grade Integrated class, and one 8th grade English Honor's class. 

All of my products I sell I have used within my own classroom to either modify, engage or excite my students.  Because I have such an array of students and different levels, I have had to really hone in on my creativity, imagination, as well as revise products to excite and challenge my students.

Currently, I advise National Junior Honor Society, and I have 9 years experiences directing drama. I have had the pleasure of directing The Sound of Music, High School Musical, The Wizard of Oz, The King & I, as well as different montages. One of the wonderful parts of living on Long Island is that I am 40 minutes from Manhattan, and I have seen so many Broadway shows (Yes, I have seen Phantom of the Opera 7 times, as well as met the cast twice)! If you ever have the chance to come to New York City, make time to see a Broadway show.  There are so many unbelievable shows, actors and actresses!

Thank you for reading about me!

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