• Since 1996, I have taught English in and around Alton, Illinois - the St. Louis Metro-East. In those years I have co-directed a National Writing Project Site. Through the National Writing Project and The Cultural Landscapes Collaboratory I have worked to support literacy instruction across the curriculum throughout the Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and University of Missouri St. Louis service areas.
• While at Alton High School I co-founded the InnoLab, a PLC underpinned by a theory of action - Responsive Design. The Innolab saw hundreds of IMPs enacted by teachers from across the curriculum and across the district.
• My recent visit to the IBID summer institute inspired a dream to come to California and join the Rio family. I couldn’t be more excited.