I have been teaching secondary English and Journalism classes for 11 years. I teach a variety of subjects and grade levels, and have worked to create lessons to not only engage my students, but to stay with them once they leave my classroom.
I like to lead the horse to the water, so to speak. I try to entice my students to get into a topic, and then before they know it, they're learning something! I am not a worksheet kind of teacher (in the sense that I give them one and then sit at my desk). I love hands-on, and I love finding new things to enhance the lessons I already have.
I am a fellow of the Bluegrass Writing Project, and served as technology liason for two years. I am also a teacher consultant, and lead PD sessions on a variety of topics. I have been nominated as Kentucky Teacher of the Year four times, and the school newspaper I advise is one of the best in our state!! I love my job!
I graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Masters in Secondary English Education in 2001. I have accumulated 24 hours since then, and I'm trying to decide what to do with them!! :) I am an adjunct professor at our local community college, and this year I teach dual credit English to seniors at my high school.
I am the proud mother of twins, and when I'm not teaching, I play roller derby with an amazing league.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Visual Arts, Drama, English, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Psychology, Writing, Short Stories, Writing, Informational Text