Favorite Book: The Ransom of Red Chief by O.Henry
As a Literacy Coach for over 10 years, Maryann believes that all educators must cultivate the love of reading for all students in a safe and nurturing environment where students perceive reading as a way to learn, explore, and engage in character development and connect to the world around them. She has to this day kept her favorite childhood book to remind herself why she became an educator. It’s simple, to foster the love of reading. This is Maryann’s first year with MSQI. She has been with the NYCDOE for the past 28 years. She worked in the classroom, with RTI programs such as Reading Recovery/small group instruction, and as a Literacy Coach. She holds a B.S. in Education and an M.S in Special Education.