About Me - Professional Details
My Background in Early Childhood Literacy
My literacy credentials include a B.A. In Early Childhood Education from Wake Forest University, a M.Ed. in Early Literacy Education from the University of Virginia, and National Board Certification in Literacy. I have written literacy curriculum for Pages & Chapters, an educational nonprofit for increasing family literacy. During my time teaching, I was a leader in my school for digital literacy and led workshops for parents and district school staff. I continually stay up to date on best literacy practices for young children via my membership to the International Literacy Association, taking accredited courses in Early Childhood Literacy, and active subscription to Zero To Three, a nonprofit dedicated to supporting the development of our youngest children. Currently, I also organize a weekly preschool virtual literacy session to support parents in developing their child's literacy during the coronavirus pandemic.
I am also a member of Society of Children's Book Authors and Illustrators, 12x12 Writing Group, and three critique groups.