I have enjoyed 23 years in education, including 18 in the high school English classroom and three years as a 6-12 ELA curriculum specialist for the third largest school district in North Carolina. Currently, I am working from home as a freelance writer and mom.
My strength is my ability to build rapport with my students, so my lessons are very relational; conferencing, cooperative grouping, pair work, and seminars are common elements of my lessons. I tend to script my own lesson plans, so my published materials are ready to be used in the classroom.
2011 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification (Renewal) 2005 Larry Saunders Excellence in Teaching Award 2004 Greensboro Jaycees Young Educator of the Year 2001 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards Certification
2011 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 2001 National Board for Professional Teaching Standards 2000 Advanced Learner Certification 1990 B.A., English Education
I live in North Carolina with my husband, a former elementary teacher. In May of 2012 we adopted a newborn boy and named him Samuel, which means "God Heard." In addition to creating instructional materials, I serve schools and districts as a consultant and train teachers in writing instruction.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Afro-American Studies, Communications, Education, English, History, Other, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, School Counseling, Writing, ESL / ELL / EFL, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Valentine's Day, President's Day, Black History Month, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text