This is my 10th year teaching English and 6th year with journalism. I have experience at the middle school, high school, and college level. Rural and suburban. Regular, honors, and inclusion. I also teach Prek-k in Children's Church and K-2 in Awanas!! So my range is very wide. I see English everywhere. I know that sounded a little "Sixth Sense"ish, but it's true! I can't even walk into McDonald's without noticing the pun on a sign in their window. What's worse, is I actually stopped to take a picture for use in my class! To me, my job is about teaching students to see, make, and appreciate those connections. The world around them is full of opportunity, and I want them to notice that and seize it. In addition to all this... I am also working as a common core ELA training specialist. My store is geared directly to helping teachers integrate common core in their classrooms smoothly and effectively. Most everything, as well, has been tested in my classroom with a variety of students, so I am confident that these products work!
Engaging, student-centered, hands-on, critical thinking. I believe all my products are user friendly, keeping the student and teacher in mind. Fun, innovative, standards-driven secondary English teacher I have two cardinal rules in my class that govern my teaching and student learning and behavior in my class: #1) Own it. Whatever we are doing and from bell to bell, students must take owernship and be accountable. I do the same. #2) Be aware of your surroundings. Don't just let life pass you by without noticing! The date is posted on the board, why ask? There is a back to the worksheet - did you look? The answer is in the text - did you read it? Always checked in - always alert!
Photography is my hobby - and my passion. Two of my photographs of "pageant girls" have won Most Photogenic! I have also been awarded Honorable Mention by TN Home and Farm Magazine for one of my submissions. I am also VERY proud for my yearbook staff who has been awarded with an Honorable Mention from Jostens in the Creative Spreads category in 2010. We have also been featured in Jostens's Lookbook twice for creative covers and spreads. I had the personal honor of being 2013 PCHS Teacher of the Year.
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