LM ProfileI am an elementary reading specialist in my 25th year of teaching in Baltimore County Public Schools. My goal is to share my love of literacy and build a community of readers at my school. I love to read children’s literature because it gives me hope. I also want to put the right book into each child’s hands.  I am privileged to be a member of #bookexcursion, a group of 14 educators from all across the country who read, share, review, and promote new #kidlit releases.

Beagles and Books was created because in addition to books, I love my sweet beagles.  Etta, a rescue from North Carolina joined our family in July 2010 and crossed the Rainbow Bridge in February 2020.  Bella, a rescue from South Carolina became part of the family in October 2017.