Here you can find sample syllabi, resources, and information on some of the courses I teach or have taught in the past.


At the #DaphnisSlam publication party

ED 605 Writing to Improve Literacy (Fall 2013)

In this Master’s-level education course, students spend 3 hours a week working with a high school or middle school English teacher at a Upper Dublin High School, a partnership district. We study how to be writers with our students, in the world. As such, we do a LOT of writing in the class, and everyone contributes to the class literary journal, Daphnis by the end of the course.

  • Link to Daphnis, class literary journal

ED 601 Literacy Foundations

This Master’s-level education course focuses on building a foundational knowledge about literacies and literacy development from Pre-K-4. Students do 2-3 hours of field-work tutoring young children in literacy. Some of our students are placed with Congeso, which offers after-school tutoring


PEPP youth at a summer workshop on youth leadership and civic engagement

AYFCE 211u – Civic and Community Engagement in Urban Schools

I developed and taught this service-learning undergraduate course when I was working at Penn State Berks. The focus was on understanding youth civic engagment. Students worked with high school students in the Penn State Educational Partnership Program (PEPP, a mentoring program for youth in Reading, PA), to support PEPP members’ work in developing youth voice and advocacy. I worked closely with the amazing Guadelupe Kaspar, PEPP program director and Latina organizer extraordinaire.


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