About Me

Being a lifelong learner has afforded me the opportunity to
  • notice and wonder about life, learning, and literacy
  • write with passion, an observant eye, and voice
  • ardently champion voice as a means to be creatively expressive
  • passionately promote positivity
  • use of one word each year to guide my life journey
  • be an ardent proponent of lifelong learning, reading, writing, creativity, and wonder
  • blend art, technology, and poetry to create digital inspirations
  • encourage the use of digital technology to integrate with the arts and literacy in active student-centered classroom
Currently, I am:
  • spending my unretirement days as an ELA Consultant-using my experience as a reading teacher, literacy specialist, and a districtwide literacy administrative to energize and impact K-12 teaching and literacy learning
  • certified Wonderologist
  • poet
  • blogger
  • writer
  • creator and curator of the Reflect With Me Galleries of Artistic Expressions
  • member of blogging communities: Poetry Friday, Slice of Life at Two Writing Teachers, Spiritual Journey Thursday (led by Margaret Simon)
  • presenter at local regional, state, and national conferences
  • former Executive Board Member and Editor of the Long Island Language Arts Council (LILAC) Newsletter, News & Views
  • former moderator of NYEDChat, the voice of New York State educators and beyond (a professional learning community, PLN, on Twitter where I communicate with various state PLNs, international communities, and international educators and business community leaders
  • former Wonder Lead Ambassador for Wonderopolis
  • former Adjunct ELA summer institute professor at Molloy College, Long Island, NY
  • Member of ILA,  and NCTE
Links to My Profiles:

I have extensive experience as a districtwide K-12 literacy administrator and educator, national/state conference presenter, and staff developer I'm multiple Long Island school districts and BOCES. I am dedicated to impacting K-12 teaching and literacy learning concentrating on the development of wonder and writer's voice. I am ardent about providing relevant and meaningful professional development that encourages educators to redesign their literacy classroom into student-centered, joyful havens of inquiry-based learning where collaboration and self-efficacy is evident. Upon request, I provide customized, engaging professional development opportunities to meet the needs of leaders, teachers, and students.

  • Professional Diploma in School District and Building Administration
  • CAS in Reading
  • MS in Developmental Reading
  • BA in English Education
Thank you for stopping by my blog to join me on my journey. 


I often write poetry about the seasons and nature.

Blogging since 2014

Newest Creative Publication on Social Media: One Word 2021 Sanctuary of Thought


  1. Gah, Carol! What an amazing life you've led and continue to explore!

    1. April, I just saw your comment and thank you for joining me here.