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My most important takeaway from my teaching experience is the critical role of reflective practice as the key to continuous improvement in becoming a skilled teacher.”

Bio

My teaching at the university is grounded in industry experience. I was a teacher in the Rhode Island public schools for over 25 years.

During that time, I was fortunate to teach various grade levels in a variety of roles. I held positions as special education teacher, classroom teacher, reading teacher, program coordinator and instructional coach. In order to improve my craft during those years, I continued my education and earned master’s degrees in special education and in reading, as well as a doctoral degree in educational leadership.

My most important takeaway from my teaching experience is the critical role of reflective practice as the key to continuous improvement in becoming a skilled teacher.

In my current role as faculty in the Teacher Education program, my passion is to impart these values to my students so that they will see their master’s programs not as ends in themselves, but as the beginning of a journey toward excellence in teaching.