If it involves English, I've probably taught it! In the 20 years I have been teaching, I have taught 5th through 12th grade English in both private and public school. I have taught gifted, regular, inclusion, ELL, and remedial. My first 8 years were in Florida, and the rest have been in North Georgia.
I believe that every student can learn and be successful, but they have to be willing to try. I try to bring the real world into my classroom. I love to use technology and challenge students to think about things in new ways. I believe reading and writing are integrally connected and cannot be taught in isolation.
2010 -- Teacher of the year for my school 2002 -- Outstanding Educator for Pinellas County, Florida
Associate of Arts St. Petersburg College Bachelor of Science in Education (Emphasis in Secondary English) University of South Florida Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction Nova Southeastern University
I am a true teacher nerd! I love to create new materials for my class, and I rarely ever teach the same exact lesson twice.