I am a National Board Certified English teacher, instructional coach, student advocate, and writer. I earned a B.A. in English at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and an M.Ed. in secondary education at Towson University in Towson, Maryland. A public high school teacher for nearly two decades, I am a Senior Consultant at the Instructional Coaching Group. I am the founder of the Cecil County [Maryland] Teacher Leadership Network and have presented at conferences across North America on the issues of secondary school literacy, teacher leadership, and instructional coaching.