teacher and student, reader and writer, friend, wife and mother, caretaker of the picciuti family zoo and aquarium, and champion of underdogs everywhere
In 2001, I graduated from Texas Christian University with a degree in Deaf Education. Since then, I have taught in a wide variety of classrooms, serving students with many different needs, experiences, and abilities. After eighteen years, I have discovered that I am happiest when I am sharing literature with children and when I am fostering independence and self confidence in young hearts.
Currently, I teach third grade in a general education classroom, and I am pursuing my master’s degree in Information Science at the University of North Texas. I am eager to become a school librarian, widening the reach of students that I am able to support, developing a love of literacy, and collaborating with educators to support our students.
This ePortfolio serves as a home base for me on this journey. Here, I am developing and sharing resources with my community. I am reflecting on my learning and noting new ideas, exploring and questioning, and deepening my understanding of my field. It is my hope that by collecting and recording my experiences, I will be better equipped to serve my community in my new role as a librarian.