Ten years teaching English-Language Arts, Reading, and Creative Writing at both a performing arts magnet school in Jacksonville and in the St. Johns County school district in North Florida.
Learning centers, collaborative learning, and gradual release
The privilege of getting to meet and teach those who will shape our future.
One inspiring teacher changed my life by giving me a voice writing for our school newspaper. This led me to pursue a degree in mass communication, which in turn led to a career that spanned radio, television, magazine publishing, and corporate marketing and communications. After a brush with cancer, I knew it was time to complete the circle and use my God-given talents to inspire and help others to find their voices as well.
Teaching is my "encore" career after 20+ years of success as a writer and communicator in news, marketing and business. Writing and strong communication skills gave me many wonderful choices and experiences in my professional life, and I wanted to pass that on to another generation.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text, Handwriting