About Me … Hello!

s_5e8a82d39d98ac3f262c27d1[1]Hello Everyone!

I’m so glad you visited my Blog.

I live on Long Island in New York where my basement is loaded with shelves of picture books, my backyard is filled with birds and squirrels, and my heart is overflowing with love for my family and friends. I thrive on learning new things like earning an online Doctorate degree in Holistic Nutrition and an online Diploma in Interior Design. I have rescued and loved three Westie dogs – sadly, all are now gone. My cat, Nicky, lives with me and we usually each try to get into the comfy reading chair first. I just retired from teaching which gives me so much quality time to write, Blog, read stories on my You Tube channel, search for more picture books (because you never have enough), and crochet.

I will add a few things that I think make me the appropriate person to write this Blog:

  • NYS Certified Reading Specialist
  • 20 years experience in grades 1-12
  • Presenter at a NYC Literacy Conference
  • Created and taught numerous courses for teachers
  • Picture Book aficionado
  • Published Author
  • Blogger
  • Started a You Tube Channel where I read stories to kids

Please join me for stories on my new You Tube Channel, Creating Smart Readers. I’m determined to learn how to do this video filming better each time because, believe me, it’s hard to be in front of a camera!

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