Welcome to Growing Book by Book! I’m so happy that you have found this site. Growing Book by Book is dedicated to helping caregivers nurture our youngest readers. You will find reading and writing tips, book lists and recommendations, literacy activities and so much more!
*Educator for over 20 years- Taught 1st, 2nd and 3rd grades, Reading Specialist, Literacy Coach, Curriculum Coordinator, Federal Programs Coordinator and most recently Head of School
*Became a National Board Certified Teacher- Early Childhood Generalist in 2003.
*Hold two advanced degrees in education and administration.
*Taught several teaching reading courses at a local university to education majors.
*Currently, I’m staying at home with my youngest readers, my sons (4 and 5).
*Early Literacy is my passion and I hope to inspire you to cultivate readers in your life.
FUN FACTS ABOUT ME
1. I worked in a children’s bookstore when I was in college.
2. I can still recite a list of 50 prepositions I memorized in the 5th grade. “About, above, across, after….”
3. My favorite shows include Cedar Cove, The Good Wife and Downton Abbey.
4. I love to cook and bake. But, I do not like nuts in my desserts.
5. During grade school, I was not considered a strong reader. The light bulb finally clicked on the summer after 8th grade. I fell in love with the library! Thank you to The Girls of Canby Hall!
6. Surprise, I love to read now! I have over 100 books about literacy development. I also enjoy my magazine subscriptions to Cooking Light, Southern Living, Kiwi and Scholastic Parent and Child.
7. I love to do random acts of kindness!
Would you like to see and hear me? Here is a video introduction too!
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