About Me & My Published Work

A former student made this sticker of me. I think she captured me pretty well, especially my tendency toward in class pun-tification.

I’m a poet, writer, and educator who has taught for over 17 years and who has designed curriculum for grades 9-12 at public and private institutions in the U.S. and overseas. I earned my Master of Arts degree in Writing from The Johns Hopkins University in 2009, and since then I’ve become a prize-winning author whose poems have appeared in two chapbooks and numerous online and print publications, including a reference work on poetic form. As creator of “I Notice”, a research-validated method for engaging more fully with poems, I’m passionate about helping students engage with complex texts, nurturing not only their academic success but also their love of language and reading itself. Currently, I teach at Shanghai American School.

Pedagogy and research:

You can also find it on ERIC here: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=EJ1205163&id=EJ1205163


A reference book, anthologies, and literary magazines: