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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 TpT creator; I love sharing ideas for 21st century teaching and parenting, and I also enjoy collaborating with fellow educators. I use my degrees in English and Curriculum & Instruction and Reading as well as my Reading Specialist certification to ponder today’s educational issues while developing resources to help 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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