I've been teaching for ten years at the college level (UVM freshman comp); at private schools (Quaker school in MD); and now at a public school (State College, PA).
I believe in rigorous curriculum, but having it be student-centered. I would always rather see students make interesting connections between classic literature and pop culture than have them completely disinterested.
â€¢ February, 2009. Teaching Tolerance Grant. â€œTeaching Tolerance through Graphic Novels. $800 grant to buy classroom books. â€¢ July 9-27, 2007. NEH Summer Seminar. â€œWriting Africa: Comparative African and European Palavers and Perspectives.â€ Central Michigan University. â€¢ November 2005â€”Eva Diefenderfer Graduate Fellowship in the College of Education. The Pennsylvania State University. â€¢ September 2005â€”ETS Recognition of Excellence. Given to people scoring in the top 15% in the English Language, Literature, and Composition: Content Knowledge exam. â€¢ July 2002â€”Technology Leadership Institute @ The Bullis School, Potomac, Maryland. Grant to explore the use of technology in the classroom. (http://www.bullis.org/tli/)
Masters in English from University of Vermont. Masters in Curriculum and Education from Pennsylvania State University.
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