Presentations and Publications

I have presented on current topics and research-based best practices at:

  • International Reading/Literacy Association Annual Conference (2008, co-presenter; 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Learning Forward Annual Conference (2015, co-presenter)
  • Literacy for All Reading Conference (2008, co-presenter; 2011, 2013)
  • Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (2014, co-presenter)
  • Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference (2017)
  • Montgomery County Council of the International Reading Association (2011, 2015, co-presenter)
  • National Council of the Teachers of English Annual Convention (2014, co-presenter)
  • State of Maryland International Reading Association Council (2008, co-presenter; 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) 


  • April 2018   SoMIRAC, Hunt Valley, MD  The Storyteller’s Project: Empowering Students to Share Their Stories
  • July 2018    ILA, Austin, TX  Moving from Dependence to Independence: Creating Habits of Mind in the Literacy Classroom


Trade Books Column in Learning Magazine 

Turn on Your Creativity (April 2018)

Beating the Winter Doldrums (January 2018)

A Dose of Determination,  A Dose of Determination Page 2  (October 2017)

Understanding an Author’s CraftUnderstanding an Author’s Craft Page 2 (August 2017)

A Time for RhymeA Time for Rhyme Page 2 (April 2017)

Women of STEMWomen of STEM Page 2 (January 2017)

Imagery, Wordplay, and the Great OutdoorsImagery, Wordplay, and the Great Outdoors Page 2 (September 2016)

Let’s Be FriendsLet’s Be Friends Page 2 (July 2016)

For the Love of FamilyFor the Love of Family Page 2 (March 2016)

Protagonists That PersevereProtagonists That Persevere Page 2 (December 2016)

Bulk Up with BiosBulk Up with Bios Page 2 (September 2015)

Fabulous FriendshipsFabulous Friendships Page 2 (July  2015)

For the Love of Earth, For the Love of Earth Page 2 (March 2015)

The Magic of WinterThe Magic of Winter Page 2 (December 2015)

Finding KindnessFinding Kindness Page 2 (September 2014)

Teachers, First Day Jitters, and RecessTeachers, First Day Jitters, and Recess Page 2    (July 2014)
Teaching Comprehension With Nonfiction Read Alouds  (Scholastic, 2010)

“Language Arts Tips and Tools” (The Mailbox, Oct/Nov 2009)

Getting into Guided Reading (The Mailbox Bookbag, Oct/Nov 2008

Publishing Parties (The Mailbox Bookbag, June/July 2008)

Writing Rescue” (The Mailbox Bookbag, Feb/Mar 2008)

Writing to Inform (The Mailbox Bookbag, Dec/Jan 2007-2008)

Cruising the Information Highway” (The Mailbox Bookbag, Oct/Nov 2007)


Choose Your Words” in Grades 2-3: Writing with Mentor Texts by Catherine Logue, Scholastic Instructor (February 2015)

Parents Learn to Help Their Children with Their Writing” by Nadine Wandzilak, Woburn Patch  (March, 2011)

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