Hello! My name is
Erika Gomez-Schanne and I am a Literacy Coach in
Passaic, New Jersey.
This site was originally
started in 2001 when I decided to share my resources
with teachers in my school. From there it grew
into Busy Teacher's Cafe, a large teacher resource site.
Due to the enormous size of the Internet and the
unimaginable amount of information available to
teachers, many educators found it difficult to sift
through the information to find the useful and practical
resources. This site is geared towards providing
teachers with reliable, practical information and
avoiding the useless garble found on the Internet.
I hope this site meets that goal for you.
I graduated from William Paterson University with a BA
in Elementary Education and History. I have my M.Ed. in
Reading and have recently completed my M.Ed. in
Educational Leadership. I currently hold the following
New Jersey teaching certifications:
English as a Second Language (ESL)
My teaching experience
includes grades K - 3, as well as bilingual and ESL
education. This is now my 14th year as an