Writer & Educator



I have been teaching in New Jersey public schools since 2011, first as a visiting writer with the Morris Arts Education program and then as a certified English educator.

I lead writing workshops on memoir and poetry for youth and adults in various settings. My workshops culminate in a group reading or printed anthology of student writing. My students have also been published in 826 Quarterly and Teen Ink.

I run creative-writing events in public settings, including the Giralda Music & Arts Festival and Meet Me in Morristown.

My teaching is based on the philosophy that we each have the tools for powerful writing already at hand: our daily experiences, memories, feelings, and what the poet Kenneth Koch called β€œthe music of ordinary speech.”