A Bit About My Teaching Life: This is my fifteenth year teaching, and I feel like I'm just getting started! For the first eight years of my career I taught middle school English. I spent seven of those years learning all about 7th graders at Fox Lane Middle School in Bedford, New York. After moving to Manhattan, I am currently teaching Middle and High School English at The Young Womens' Leadership School in Astoria, New York. http://tywls-astoria.org/. I also work as an instructional coach, learning with and from the teachers at our school and through teaching graduate school with Drexel University in Pennsylvania. I spend my summers working with the New York City Writing Project and feel so lucky to do what I love every single day!