For a List of Creative Activities to Build Writing Skills in the Primary Grades 

Additional International Presentations Include;

  • Digital Photography in the Classroom
  • Life Crisis Literature
  • Reading in the Primary Grades
  • Literacy Centers
  • Children's Literature
  • Content Area Literacy
  • Multiple Learning Styles
  • Assessments
  • Evaluating Cognition and Brain Development
  • Oral Langage Acquisition
  • English Language Learners
  • The Importance of Play
  • Socioeconomic Status and School Readiness
  • Global Literacy Studies and Practices
  • The Benefits of Reading Aloud



This made me seriously self-assess my love for cookies. lol  Children are incredibly honest ;) 

                                                               We Must Advocate for Those Without a Voice

                                     Special Education Eligibility in America's Schools

As a leader in the community and taxpayer, I am hopeful that you will be share my passion to help children in our community. There is a serious injustice occurring is schools, not only in Orange County, but across the United States. Our children are being assaulted with political and corporate rapacity. Teachers and parents substantiate, that children in need of special education services, are being denied! Students with diagnoses from doctors, as well as parental advocacy are being deprived the right to a fair and equal education. This is a moral and legal injustice.  As a veteran teacher, I am often disgusted by the changes I have observed in the educational system over the past few years. We possess decades of research demonstrating the most effective developmentally appropriate practices. Yet, this knowledge is being replaced by test preparation and financial budget boundaries.  



Resources and Other Projects

Other Projects by Members of the Board :

  • Danielle received her doctoral degree through Taft University in January 2016. The dissertation evaluated the effects of attention span and engagement when reading with infants.
  • Tarkan received his doctoral degree through Sage Colleges. He explored participative leadership for his dissertation study.  He is currently the superintendent of schools in New York.
  • Barbara recently received her administrative degree through Long Island University.
  • Danielle has developed her own strategy for teaching writing to primary aged children and has been gathering data for the past seven years. She hopes to publish that research in the future.
  • Tarkan is a 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Trainer and Facilitator.
  • Laura helps to meet the needs of students in special education. Her experience includes helping children from kindergarten to the eighth grade. 
  • Diane and Danielle Lowe authored and illustrated Trixie the Christmas Pixie.
  • Danielle, Tarkan, and Barbara are Starlab facilitators and Trainers

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The Developmental Stages of Writing 

Children will naturally progress through the developmental stages of writing when they are ready. The key is to offer them opportunities to explore and create. Providing them with different writing tools, such as crayons, color pencils, markers, even shaving cream will build their foundational reading skills, as well as their fine motor skills!  


I have been conducting informal research for the past eight years by guiding children through the stages.  I hope to share my research once I complete my dissertation study on the impacts of reading with babies on attention span. I am happy to share my research with anyone that is interested.


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I presented my research on the effects of bibliotherapy with children internationally.  Feel free to contact me if I can help you or your child by sharing my resources.


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