I have been teaching for seven years at the high school level. In those seven years, I have taught 10th, 11th, and 12th grades, including AP Language, and have taught a wide range of students, from learning disabled to gifted.
If you interview my students, they will most likely say that I am a "tough" teacher who expects them to work hard and who has high expectations. With that being said, I also strive to make my lessons modern and engaging. I incorporate student collaboration and technology into my lessons whenever applicable. I am also in favor of performance assessments over multiple-choice tests and love to have my students complete unique projects to assess their progress.
In college, I was lucky enough to have two of my short stories and one of my poems professionally published.
In 2011, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from FGCU with a double major in English and Psychology, along with a minor in Creative Writing. In 2013, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from USF with a MAT degree in Secondary English Education (6-12).
I have two horses and have been horse-back riding since I was ten years old. My other passions included creative writing, sight seeing, and reading (of course).
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community