Publications and Speaking Engagements

Media & Podcasts

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This practical resource takes a deep dive into three instructional practices that produce acceleration and ensure students are engaged in high-quality learning experiences. 

1) Academic Discussions– why are they significant and how to facilitate in your classroom 

2) Building Teacher-Student relationships– the more we know about students we increase the likelihood of them connecting with the learning environment.

3) Conferencing– on-going collaborative conferencing utilizing quantitative and qualitative data will foster goal-setting and long-term planning for students that can potentially last a lifetime.

Whether a new teacher, seasoned educator, or leader, this guide will surely provide you with tools and resources needed to create an environment conducive to engagement, collaboration, and acceleration! 

Published Dissertation

Teacher perceptions of a national alternative certification program’s preparation process: Providing equitable student experiences.
ProQuest ID Number: 3648417

Exploring Program Implementation: Demographic, Programmatic and Institutional Predictors of Student Lexile Growth in an Urban School District.

Professional Conference and Speaking Engagements

2018. Eerie Elements of Education Reform. International Conference on Urban Education. Nassau, Bahamas.

2018. Disrupting Deficit Thinking: The ABCs. National Black Child Development Institute. Dallas, TX (co-presenter).

2015. Teach For America Panel. Network for Public Education National Conference. April 2015, Chicago, Illinois.

2014. Teacher Perceptions of a National Alternative Certification Program’s Preparation Process: Providing Equitable Student Experiences. International Conference on Urban Education. Montego Bay, Jamaica.

2010. Incorporating 21st Century Learning into Whole and Small Group Instruction, International Reading Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

2010. Anchoring READ 180 Instruction: Constructing Mental Models, Scholastic National Summer Institute, July 2010, Orlando, FL.

Invited Talks

2018. Finish Strong. Youth Empowerment Event. Project Grad.

2018. Down The Road. Faith Ministries: Tea with Lady Wisdom. The Belle Venue.

2018. Preparing for your Dreams. Building Blocks Learning Academy.

2017. Oh, the Places You Will Go! Interactive Youth Engagement Event. Emmanuel Baptist Church.