This song, The Change, explains the reason I am a teacher . . .
Hi! My name is Emily, and I have been an elementary school teacher since 1999. I am currently a technology teacher at The Hollys in Denver, Colorado, and I have taught 2nd grade, kindergarten, Reading Recovery, and ELL. I am a graphite certified educator and mentor, I am symbaloo certified, and I am a freelance writer for www.shmoop.com. I have a bachelor’s degree in English with an emphasis in elementary education and an ELL endorsement from the University of Northern Colorado. I have been trained in Reading Recovery (Colorado State University), and I have a master’s degree in creative arts in curriculum and instruction from Lesley University. I began my doctorate through Walden University focusing on literacy in the primary grades, but I only finished a year of my Ed.D before my sweet little boy was born in 2012.
I have been married to an amazing man since 2005, and my beautiful family became complete when we had our miracle baby! He has recently been diagnosed with autism, and he amazes me, touches my heart, makes me smile, and teaches me new things everyday. He is absolutely our most precious gift!
Literacy and differentiation have always been my passions in education, and a few years ago I added technology to the list. I love the way technology differentiates for EVERY learner and allows for creation that was never dreamed possible before! A year or two after my son was born, I left the classroom and started teaching technology to students and teachers.
I love to learn, and I love to share my learning with other passionate educators! I’m really looking forward to connecting with you!