About Me

I am a literacy specialist at an elementary school in Massachusetts, as well as a former first grade teacher. As a literacy specialist, I teach a variety of learners who are striving to become proficient readers and writers.  I also serve as a support for teachers, offering suggestions and resources to improve learning for all of our students.  In addition, I am a teacher consultant for Buzzards Bay Writing Project.  In this role, I have provided professional development for local school districts to support teachers in their teaching of writing.  I have also presented professional development workshops related to the teaching of literacy in my district and at professional teacher conferences. 

I hold an M.Ed. in Reading from Bridgewater State University and an Ed.D. in Education from Northeastern University.  In addition to my teaching certifications, I also have an administrator certification.  I also hold a Sheltered English Immersion endorsement in the state of Massachusetts. 

I started this blog because I have a passion for teaching literacy and enjoy collaborating, sharing, and networking with other educators and literacy professionals.  I continuously strive to increase my knowledge and enhance my practice.  I do this in a variety of ways, but I believe reflection and collaboration are essential elements for improving teaching and learning. 

Outside of the classroom, I enjoy reading, both fiction and nonfiction.  I almost always have a book I am in the middle of reading.  I spend a lot of time trying to stay fit and healthy including running, cycling, and tennis.  The beach is one of my favorite places; it’s perfect for reading, running, or just relaxing.  Although here in Massachusetts, there is only a short time to enjoy sunny, warm days on the beach, I am lucky to live just minutes from the ocean.  

You can also find me at Twitter: @DrLMaucione

Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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