A Chicago-native, I spent over 15-years working in public school systems serving most recently as an instructional coach specializing in differentiation. I also served as a teacher for Gifted Humanities, ELA, and Social Studies.
While I have been writing this blog since May of 2016, my first book, Student-Driven Differentiation, will be available in the spring of 2018 and is being released by Corwin Press.
I am a speaker, writer, and professional development facilitator who provides customizable learning opportunities and professional development for K-12 school districts across the country. My presentations typically focus on differentiation, instructional coaching, and assessment for learning. Most importantly, my presentations are designed to “keep it real” focusing on specific strategies that all educators can implement after our time together.
I am a frequent presenter at educational conferences and have presented at ASCD (with Carol Ann Tomlinson), Visible Learning, IAGC, ICE, IETC, ILASCD, and ICIC. As of August 2017, I have provided keynote presentations and led multi-day professional development sessions for K-12 teachers and administrators in various school systems throughout the United States. I was also a frequent contributor to Peter DeWitt’s EdWeek blog, Finding Common Ground.
Most importantly, I am a parent of a third-grader and a sixth-grader, enjoy destressing at the Bar Method, love music, and the City of Chicago! Interestingly, I met my husband when we were assigned to a district committee together when we were both teaching in the same suburban Chicago school district.
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