I’m passionate about reading phenomenal books and getting teens to read!
The past 14 years I have devoted my experience as the Coordinator for the Diversity Guest Author community event at Charlotte Country Day School. Together with Brian Wise and Molly Phillips, my amazing colleagues. We have managed event planning for over 1,000 students and teachers with author visits, workshops, and book signings for an incredible array of award winning authors. We have hosted Walter Dean Myers, Jacqueline Woodson, Matt de la Pena, Joseph Bruchac, Charles Smith to name a few!
As part of the process I have implemented community reading initiatives with the Diversity department at Charlotte Country Day and CMS Public schools. My passion is to create lesson plans and interdisciplinary lessons with English teachers and even for one visit with Matt de la Pena, I collaborated with the foreign language departments to introduce award winning picture books in French and Spanish.