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 and educator with over 17 years of experience teaching and designing 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 the “I Notice” method for reading 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

Chapbooks:

A reference book, anthologies, and literary magazines:

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