I have been a language arts teacher for sixteen years. I specialize in middle school language arts instruction. I have been a teacher in Arizona, Nebraska, Virginia, and Kentucky and have worked with urban and rural populations.
First and foremost, I have to connect with my students. Then I find out their interests and draw on those ideas for my lessons. I believe that good teaching comes from a heavy dose of self-reflection on my part. Only then do I find lessons that are meaningful for my students.
2006-2007 Campbellsville University Exellence in Teaching Award
21ST CENTURY GRANTS Reading Strategies Workshop KENTUCKY VIRTUAL SCHOOLS, KENTUCKY Reading First: The Explicit Teaching of Reading Comprehension MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY, Morehead, KY KTIP certification Morehead State Writing Project NORTHERN ARIZONA UNIVERSITY, Flagstaff, AZ Master of Arts in Secondary Education/English as Second Language ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, Tempe, AZ Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education/English RIO SALADO COMMUNITY COLLEGE, Phoenix, AZ English as Second Language Endorsement PERU STATE COLLEGE, Omaha, NE Nebraska State Certification
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