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Meet the Storyworks Advisers: Part 2

By The Storyworks Editors
September 9, 2019

Every year we welcome a new cohort of Storyworks Teacher Advisers. They're a fabulous group of teachers from schools across the country who provide essential feedback on our stories and resources and guide us on important editorial decisions.

We love getting to know them and incorporating their wisdom into every issue—and we want you to get to know them, too!

Keep scrolling to meet some of our advisers for the 2019-2020 school year.

Click here to check out Part 1!

I teach fourth grade at The Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, NY.

I’ve been a teacher for 7 years and I’ve been using Storyworks for 2 years (this year is going to be my 3rd year).

My favorite part of teaching with Storyworks is... that the articles are highly engaging and authentic while also rigorous. There are also a variety of resources, as well as detailed lesson plans.

My favorite Storyworks article of all time is... "The Wild Life of Christian the Lion" from November 2017.

Growing up, my favorite book was... Number the Stars and Mansfield Park.

This school year, I’m looking forward to... having students with quirky personalities that will make teaching interesting. 

One fun fact about me is... that I have moved 13 times.

I teach 4th grade at Laurel Park Elementary in Apex, NC.

I've been a teacher for over 18 years and I've been using Storyworks consistently for over 6 years.

My favorite part of teaching with Storyworks is... how fun and engaging each issue always is! Our class cheers when new issues arrive!

My favorite Storyworks article of all time is... "The Boston Molasses Flood of 1919." I had never heard of this event before and I loved reading about it through Anthony's perspective!

Growing up, my favorite book was... Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume.

This school year, I’m looking forward to... using Storyworks even more and integrating it into more disciplines across our curriculum.

One fun fact about me is... I fell in love with reading during my Children's Literature class in college. 

I teach 5th grade at Meadowfield Elementary School in Columbia, SC.

I’ve been a teacher for 27 years and I’ve been using Storyworks for three years.

My favorite part of teaching with Storyworks is… the opportunity for students to read a wide selection of texts in one resource. These texts offer them multiple opportunities to grow as readers, writers, and critical thinkers!

My favorite Storyworks article of all time is… "The Amazing  Powers of Jen Bricker."

Growing up, my favorite books were… anything written by Judy Blume.

This school year, I’m looking forward to... seeing "the light" in my students' eyes as we teach each other and learn together.

One fun fact about me is... that I call myself, "The ARTIST who TEACHES." I have a bachelor's degree in studio arts and use my creativity to engage and motivate my students daily. 

I teach 4th grade at Hillsborough Elementary School in Hillsborough, NJ.

I've been a teacher for 21 years and I've been using Storyworks for 17 years.

My favorite Storyworks article of all time is...  the Titanic article. (I have always been fascinated by this disaster).

Growing up my favorite book was... To Kill a Mockingbird.

This school year, I am looking forward to... using more engaging and fun strategies for teaching reading and writing.

One fun fact about me is... that I backpacked through Europe one summer during college.

*Some responses have been edited for length or clarity.

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