My Best Teacher stories!

Sharing positive moments in education, We all have those teachers who had a negative impact on our education, or our child hood, self image etc… I have heard some great stories that tell about the teachers who changed people for the better, who made a day better, a class engaging or so many other golden  moments.  Please feel free to add your stories here.

Common Core and Testing getting you down? I hope you will find some help on these pages

Helpful parent links

Parents Supporting Mathematics Learning


Conversations about K-12 Mathematics Education

Help for Homework Help: Teaching Parents Common Core Math

Rhode Island schools are unlocking the secrets of Common Core math for parents.

In this Monday, Oct. 19, 2015, photo, parents Kate Ezyk, left, and her husband Matt Ezyk, second from right, both of Westerly, Mass., practice Common Core math techniques with elementary school principle Polly Gillie, right, during a math workshop at a community center in Westerly. The Westerly school district is running the workshop for parents to teach them Common Core math so they can help their grade schoolers with their homework. Math specialist Gina Gervasini looks on behind right.








Dear Parents and students!

I’m a teacher for ESE students during the year, in a K-8 school where we teach or co-teach in the regular (General education Classroom ) I have taught grades through 5th grade and teach adults in ELL English Language Learners, Writing skills and test preparation. I have studied the art of cognitive skills training and helped students with learning disabilities and challenges from Reading and Math Challenges to autism. As a parent advocate for both my own children and the children of others who needed support, I also can share many experiences and resources which I have learned on my journey.  In accessing special education services for your child you will need to  become a partner with school administrative personnel, teachers, counselor and agencies. There may be times you will need to escalate matters to a district level, but be sure to let them see that you have attempted to ask all of your school resources and the principal if needed so the high level officials will see you have tried to include them and collaborate but were still unable to gain the assistance you require to help your child be a successful citizen and community member.  I am providing this blog in hopes that I will help my students and their parents