I have five years of experience in public high school teaching, including AP Literature. I've done grading/scoring for both the College Board (AP Literature test) and Pearson (SAT essay). I have over ten years of college composition instruction with a primary focus on the freshman English sequences. I've been homeschooling my own kids for the past five years. I adore the Charlotte Mason approach and would follow her to the ends of the earth. In 2015, I published my first book, Mission Ready Marriage (available on Amazon).
My greatest strength is encouraging all students to make life-connections with reading and writing assignments. I aim to have my students think critically and carefully while making connections to themselves and the outside world. Content is important, but building up confident thinkers is my heart's passion.
Sigma Tau Delta, National English Honor Society Rate My Teacher Georgia Writers Association
B.S. Secondary English Education, University of TN at Chattanooga M.A. English (Literary Studies), University of TN at Chattanooga
1999-2003, Cleveland High School (Cleveland, TN) 2003-2011, University of TN at Chattanooga (Chattanooga, TN) 2001-present, Wood Academy of Christian Kids 2015-2017, East Georgia State College (Augusta, GA)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Other (Arts), Special Education, Drama, Other (Specialty), British History, Religion, Critical Thinking, Literature, Psychology, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Black History Month, Products For TpT Sellers, Informational Text, Coaching, School Psychology, Close Reading, Women's History Month