Dawn has been a public high school educator for over two decades. After graduating from the University of Miami with a degree in Psychology and Exceptional Student Education, she taught students with special needs in grades 9-12 which eventually ignited her passion for teaching reading.
One highlight of her career is developing and writing an online intensive reading course for 11th and 12th grade students in need of a passing score on Florida’s high stakes Reading exam. Students were selected from all Title 1 schools in Broward County. The completion rate for the state was 23%. Sixty-eight percent of the students who took her course completed successfully. The course also won a prestigious and highly competitive award from the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) for Most Innovative Online Learning Program in 2010.
Dawn currently holds an M. Ed in Reading Education from Florida Altantic University where she teaches Reading Development courses in the College of Education. She also teaches high school English and Reading courses online for Broward Virtual School using interactive media that mimics the actual classroom. As a native south Floridian, Dawn likes to think of herself as an island girl and proud mother of three delightful girls.
Current Florida Certificates Held: English 6-12, Reading K-12, SLD K-12, EH K-12, MH K-12, College AP Board Trained, Category I ESL Endorsement