B.S. (Skidmore College), M.S. (SUNY Cortland’s Project Change)              in Education, & “ABD” in Literacy Education


~  Veteran teacher who has taught K, 1st, 3rd, & 5th grades                           (currently 3rd grade)


~  District trainer for the ILA (Individualized Language Arts)                      writing program


~  Workshop presenter on Readers’ & Writers’ Workshop in 5th gr.


~  Staff development for schools in Pennsylvania and New York:              Writing  in the elementary classroom


~  Taught graduate level courses for Pennsylvania Department of              Education in:

             ~  writing

             ~  creative teaching based on brain research & learning styles


~  Received 2009 Friend of Poetry Award from the National League              of American Pen Women, CNY Branch


Janet Fagal

2009 Friend of Poetry Award

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"I was happy to present Janet Fagal with the 2009 Friend of Poetry Award from the CNY Pen Women."

Senator DeFrancisco


“For her tireless and creative work in inspiring students to enjoy poetry though reading, memorization, recitation and writing.”

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