Me facilitating a PD in a school looking very serious.

My passion is learning

My name is Mark, and I serve NYC schools.

I love to read, write, and talk about language and literacy.

I design and deliver professional learning, look at research, and think about how to help our schools do a better job of improving teaching and learning for our most underserved children.

I grew up in San Diego, and after some dallying with housekeeping and grocery store management, became a special education teacher in the Bronx. I’ve worked to support Bronx schools with ELA instruction, and I now work to support NYC elementary schools with ELA-ENL instruction.