I spent three years as a 7th grade English teacher in an inner-city public school. I currently teach 7th and 8th grade English in a suburban private school.
I believe that it is nearly impossible to educate a generation of students who are independent from the world around them. Education is not something that stops - nor should it - upon exiting a classroom. My goal as a teacher is prepare my students to be successful contributors to their communities and to think independently. I stress basic skills applied in complex ways. In particular, I believe literature provides issues that students may face in their own lives and should therefore be used as a tool for students to evaluate larger themes and concepts; it is then, through the use of writing and expression, that we communicate and assert our individuality and intellect.
Summa Cum Laude Outstanding Senior Teaching Candidate
B.S. Ed - Secondary English education (summa cum laude) Extensive course work in communications
"I like a teacher who gives you something to take home to think about besides homework."
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, European History, Arts & Music, Music, Other (Specialty), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Writing