I've been teaching middle school (taught all 3 grades at some point) for 10 years, all in English/Language Arts, and one year in which I had to teach both 6th grade ELA and Social Studies. Having taught all kinds of learners, I'm now specializing in gifted education.
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Teacher of the Year Finalist, school year 2009-2010 My students have shown consistent growth in Reading End-of-Grade (NC) standards throughout the year. Recognized for contributions to character education program (lessons, reward systems, documentation). Twice attended Role Model Banquet/Ladies of - events as student-selected guest/honoree. Coach of the Year (track & field) for school year 2006-2007.
Gifted Education endorsement, University of Virginia (2014). M.Ed., Special Education, Elon University (2009). B.A., English (conc. Creative Writing), UNC-Greensboro (2004). B.A., Classical Studies, UNC-Greensboro (2004). Undergraduate study abroad - University of Hull, Kingston-Upon Hull, England.
Born & raised in North Carolina, lived several periods in the UK, currently living in Northern Virginia. Personal interests include: art/photography, fiction writing, cooking, travel.