Presentations and Publications

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

  • Common Ground Maryland (2019)
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning Annual Conference (2019)
  • Gaithersburg Book Festival (2019)
  • International Reading/Literacy Association Annual Conference (2008, co-presenter; 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
  • Learning Forward Annual Conference (2015, co-presenter)
  • Literacy for All Reading Conference (2008, co-presenter; 2011, 2013)
  • Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education (MAEOE) Annual Conference (2020)
  • Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference (2014, co-presenter)
  • Maryland School Counselors Association Annual Conference (co-presenter, 2019)
  • 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; 2019, co-presenter)
  • State of Maryland International Reading/Literacy Association Council (2008, co-presenter; 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019) 




October 16 and 17, 2020

International Literacy Association Annual Conference, Columbus, OH

  • Healing Hand: Writing Our Way through Trauma to Empower Students to Share Their Stories!
  • Creating the Conditions for a Culturally Responsive Classroom: Build Your Collection of Cognitive Routines to Increase Intellectual Brainpower!

October 29 and 30, 2020

Common Ground Maryland, Ocean City, MD

  • Creating the Conditions for a Culturally Responsive Classroom: Build Your Collection of Cognitive Routines to Increase Intellectual Brainpower!

November 21, 2020

National Council for Teachers of English Annual Convention, Denver, CO

  • Transformative Language Practice as the New Reality for Social Practice 



Access select presentations at Slide Share



ASCD EDAdvantageA Prescription for Educator Self Care: Ten Activities That Support Your Faculty and the Whole Teacher (September 2019)

Trade Books Column in Learning Magazine

Perseverance Pays (April 2020)

Voices and Views  (January 2020)

Forest Friends (October 2019)

One for All, All for One (August 2019)

It Starts With One (April 2019)

Why Do Leaders Lead? (January 2019)

Kids Can Do Anything (October 2018)

Stories Inspired by Real Life (August 2018)

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)


Presentation Encourages Parents to Read to Their Kids” by Collin Anderson, Lincoln County Record (February, 2020)

10th Gaithersburg Book Festival Celebrates All Things Literary” by Peggy Vaughn, Culture Spot MC (May, 2019)

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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