I am an Instructional Coach in the San Leandro Unified School District, focusing on English Language Arts and strategic integration of technology in grades 6-12. In this role, I'm able to support teachers and administrators as they engage in work to develop authentic, personalized and rigorous reading and writing experiences for all students. Previously, I taught English Language Arts for 14 years, and am a co-founder of The Social Justice Academy at San Leandro High School, a small school program dedicated to empowering youth to become agents of change in their communities on personal, cultural and institutional levels. I'm also a proud 2014 teacher consultant of the Bay Area Writing Project, currently serving as the Technology Coordinator, where I work with brilliant colleagues to build a hub of innovation around tech-based writing instruction, especially with regard to new frontiers of collaborative writing in digital spaces and new approaches to research based writing. And it can not be overstated that I would not have found any of this success without my fantastic partner Anne and my two children, Asher and Isaac, who help me maintain orbit in Oakland, California.
San Leandro Unified School District, Instructional Coach