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About the Author

Welcome to Reading and Writing Haven, the ELA Cafe where I share thoughts and research about educational issues that impact teachers, parents, and students on a daily basis.

I’m an English teacher with eleven years experience, an educational blogger, a wife to a firefighter, a mother of three small children, and a curriculum developer; I love sharing ideas for 21st century teaching and parenting, and I also enjoy collaborating with fellow educators. I use my degrees in English, Curriculum & Instruction, and Reading as well as my Reading Specialist certification and middle school endorsement to ponder today’s educational issues while developing resources to support teachers, students, and parents.

When I’m not teaching, I live for drinking a good cup of coffee, loving on my family, exercising as much as possible, and contemplating the structure of a sentence as well as how I can lead my students to deeper reading comprehension (my true nerdy passions).

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