I am currently a first-year teacher at Seabreeze High School in Daytona Beach, Florida. Go Sandcrabs! I teach 9th-grade English 1 and English 1 Honors. Previously, I completed student teaching at Southwest Miami Senior High School in Miami, Florida, as an undergraduate student at the University of Miami. There, I taught 12th-grade English 4 and English 4 Honors.
Big supporter of hands-on, group-based cooperative learning. I try to limit lecture-style teaching as much as possible, though sometimes the content necessitates some teacher-led instruction. Ultimately, my goal is to be a facilitator of learning, and to teach students how to think, not what to think.
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B.A. in English (Creative Writing) and Secondary Education (English + ESOL Certification), Minor in Spanish. Graduated cum laude from the University of Miami in May 2018 with departmental honors in English.
From Jacksonville, Florida, but grew up in Auburn, New Hampshire. Big fan of reading, writing, swimming, birds, Lady Gaga, and coffee!