I taught English at the junior high level for five years. I now teach 9th grade English in an English/physical science combo class at an innovative new school that focuses on cross-curricular classes and project-based learning. I'm also an aspiring novelist.
My teaching style is very high energy and goofy, and my lessons are fun and engaging while still being real-world applicable and tied to the Common Core Standards.
I am a Certified Teacher and a Certified Trainer with the New Tech Network, a nationwide network of mostly public schools that focuses on cross-curricular project-based learning.
I graduated from Brigham Young University - Idaho in 2006 with a major in English Ed and a minor in Spanish.
I'm a father of four: six-year-old and four-year-old daughters and two-year-old twin boys. I love rock climbing, playing guitar, writing and reading books, and going to movies. Oh, and teaching! When I grow up, I want to be a published author of young-adult fiction.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Elections - Voting, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Summer, Informational Text