I taught 9-12 grade English Language Arts, Writing, Journalism (yearbook, newspaper, and literary journal)in a school with a population of 2500. I have also worked as a CRISS (CReating Independence through Student-owned Strategies) trainer and a 6-Traits writing trainer for the past eight years and worked at the district level with curriculum implementation and design for five years. I am now a writing coach. I created a site that offers free lessons each week. Visit: www.englishteachersfriend.com
Lead by example. When I want my students reading and writing I read and write with them. I have a great rapport with students because I truly care about them and they know it. They are clearly aware that we are partners in learning.
2007 Florida English Teacher of the Year 2006 National Writing Project Teacher Consultant 2004 National Board Ceritifcation 2003 Melbourne High School Teacher of the Year 2002 Area I Award for Teaching Excellence
MA, University of Central Fl. 2003 BA, Rollins College 1999 AA, Brevard Community College, 1995
I have two daughters, ages 9 and 15. We love camping, reading, biking, and playing board games.