I am an EA ELA NBCT. My lessons have a creative twist to engage students, yet all are designed with academic rigor. All products offered come from my teaching practice and have proven successful time and again in my classroom. Please contact me with questions about implementing my materials with your students. As of the 2013-2014 school year, I have taught twenty-seven years in an inner-city junior high/middle school setting.
Eclectic. If it works, I use it--from old school to high tech. I have considerable experience with project-based learning and high-stakes testing data analysis at the classroom level. Some of the experts who influence my teaching style are Phil Schlechty, Harry Noden, William Glasser, Rick Stiggins, John Collins, and Charles Beaman.
Martha Holden Jennings Scholar; National Board Certified Teacher Early Adolescence English/Language Arts; Stark County Teacher of the Year Finalist (twice)
MA Literature from Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English; MA Education from Walsh College; BA English from Walsh College
All time favorite book "The Phantom Tollbooth" because the search for wisdom is an infinite adventure.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, Afro-American Studies, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Family Consumer Sciences, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, The New Year, Informational Text