Language acquisition should be an exciting discovery, not a frustrating struggle.  I engage English language learners by building on their life experiences.  My instructional materials are built around core vocabulary and skills, which give my students experiences of competence and mastery from the outset.  Exemplary outcomes validate my teaching.

"High Frequency Vocabulary: Revolutionizing TESOL Curricula," paper presented to the 2013 NYS TESOL Annual Conference, White Plains, NY, November 15-16, 2013.


"Key Words with Ladybird for ELLs," Lecture presented at Professional Development for Assistant Principals and Bilingual Coordinators, Region 10, NYCDOE, at PS 189, April 5, 2006.


First Grade ESL Lesson Video (eight minutes)                         RESUME