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, 2018)
  • 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/Literacy Association Council (2008, co-presenter; 2009, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018) 



April 3, 2019 

State of Maryland Literacy Association (SOMLA) at Hunt Valley Inn

  • Creating the Conditions for a Culturally Responsive Classroom 8:15 a.m.
  • The Storyteller’s Project 12:30 p.m.


Moving from Dependence to Independence



Trade Books Column in Learning Magazine

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)


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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