Location: Chicago, IL
Years of Teaching: 14
If you had to describe yourself as an educator, what six words would you use and why?
Intentional: If I’m doing a task with my students, I want there to be purpose.
Creative: I enjoy creating new ways to engage with content.
Organized: Being organized helps me stay in control and provide my best for my students.
Understanding: Not everyday is perfect so it’s important that my students know they can have an off day and come back the next to try again.
Funny: The school day is long, everyone needs some humor.
Hardworking: I put a lot of effort into what I create for the best overall experience.
What drew you to Reading Apprenticeship?
I didn’t know how to teach reading well. It’s something that was emphasized by my district but I never had the right guidance to do it. When Reading Apprenticeship PD was offered to me, I was excited to learn new ways to interact with texts that I didn’t do when I was a student.
What is your go-to Reading Apprenticeship routine?
Can you share a story about a time when you or a student had an “aha!” moment with Reading Apprenticeship?
My personal “aha” moment with Reading Apprenticeship was when I first participated in the PD as a learner. I finally felt like I was learning a way to teach reading that I could incorporate into a World Language class. The routines that Reading Apprenticeship is based on allowed me to use more authentic texts and resources with my students.
If you could describe Reading Apprenticeship in a sentence, what would you say?
Reading Apprenticeship supports reading at all levels.
What are you reading right now?
I am rereading Tom Lake.