First-year teacher here and in the trenches! Started this blog with the hopes of chronicling my journey.

I am a general education teacher in a fourth grade, co-taught classroom residing in Brooklyn, NY. Recently graduating from Teachers College, Columbia University, home of the Reading and Writing Project, I hope to put a creative twist on what I have come to know as strong literacy instruction.

Education is about unleashing a flurry of curiosity and creativity. “The Sparkling Pen” is about finding that drive within ourselves and inspiring it in others. May our pens, students and teachers alike, be both captivating, igniting curiosity, and fervent, sparking passion!