Experienced Literacy Specialist well trained in developing individual and group instructional plans to improve reading skills for all students. Empathetic and accommodating in design and implementation of culturally relevant instruction. Collaborative and hardworking team player with a student-centered approach and exceptional communication skills. Demonstrated leadership skills when working with teachers, parents, and administrators to meet the educational needs of students.
National Writing Project, Pennsylvania Writing and Literacy Project (PAWLP)-Fellow
Keystone State Literacy Association (KSLA)
International Literacy Association (ILA)
National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts (PCTELA)
T/E African American Parents United (TEAAPU) Co-Founder and Leadership Team Member
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
Writing Fellow (PAWLP)
Reading Specialist K-12
Courageous Conversations about Race Affiliate Practitioner
Beyond Diversity/ District Level Facilitator (2009-Present)-Beyond Diversity is a two-day foundational seminar developed by the Pacific Educational Group designed to compassionately explore the impact of race on academic achievement.
Chester County Reading Association Raising Social Awareness through Conversation and Mentor Texts, Downingtown, PA, May, 2019.
Independent Contractor for Cindy Kruse Educational ConsultingTeaching with a Wide-Angle Lens: Effective Strategies for Reaching and Teaching Students Who Have Experienced Trauma,
Collegium Charter School, Exton, PA, August, 2019.
Bristol Township School District, Fairless Hills, PA, September, 2019.
Keystone State Literacy Association Annual ConferenceEngaging in a Spirited Inquiry: How We Raise Students' Social Awareness and Develop Empathy using Literature,
Hershey, PA, October, 2019.
National Council of Teachers of English Annual ConferenceEngaging in a Spirited Inquiry: How We Raise Students' Social Awareness and Develop Empathy Using Literacy
Baltimore, Maryland, November, 2019.
Guest Lecturer Arcadia University Raising Collective Social Awareness in Classrooms with Quality Literature Instruction
Glenside, Pennsylvania, February, 2020
Guest Lecturer Millersville University Summer Literacy Institute Raising Social Awareness in Classrooms with Conversations and Mentor Texts
Millersville, Pennsylvania, June, 2020
• National Writing Project, Pennsylvania Writing and Literacy Project (PAWLP)-Fellow
West Chester University, West Chester, Pennsylvania
• D.E.L.T. Member- District Equity Leadership Team (TESD and WCASD)
• District Level Courageous Conversations about Race Affiliate Practitioner and Facilitator of Beyond Diversity (2009-Present)- Beyond Diversity is a two-day foundational seminar developed by the Pacific Educational Group designed to compassionately explore the impact of race on academic achievement.
• TESD District Diversity Committee
• Coach for Reading Olympics Team
• Strategic Planning Committee Member (TESD and WCASD)
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