Two veteran high school English teachers formed Barraug Books in 2004. This school year is our 29th year of teaching, and we just celebrated our 25th anniversary. We met at a Title 1 school in Miami, moved to suburb schools in Seattle, taught overseas in Korea and Colombia, returned to Miami to start two technical-arts high schools, and moved to the suburbs of Atlanta where we currently teach. Carlos teaches AP English Literature and Composition, AP English Language and Composition, American Literature, and 9th grade literature. He reads for the College Board and serves as a table leader for AP English Language and most recently, a College Board consultant. Deborah teaches AP English Language and Composition partnered with an AP US History Teacher (American Studies) and American Literature Honors. She teaches composition at the local university as well. Follow us on Twitter @BarraugBooks, Pinterest http://pinterest.com/dlaughey/ or Facebook at Barraug Books.
Constructivist, Culturally Relevant, Flipped Classroom, Technology-Infused, Tiered Instruction, Choice, Teacher as Facilitator, Reciprocal Teaching, Google Resources
Both of us have earned National Board Certification and have renewed our certificates. Carlos has been a teacher of the year and nominated three times. Deborah received the Spirit of Giving Award and has been nominated three times as well. Both Carlos and Deborah have been recognized as Distinguished Teachers from the US Presidential Scholar Program and STAR Teachers in our district.
Deborah received a teaching award from Stanford University in 2016 and a fellowship with the American Society of News Editors (ASNE) Journalism Fellowship- Arizona State University, 2009.
Columnist; Technology in the classroom: A Teacher’s Experience; SEEN Magazine http://seenmagazine.us/articles/article-detail/articleid/1795/technology-in-the-classroom.aspx
"Mel." Inner Lives: Women Writers Explore Their Identity, Expression, and Transformation. 1st ed. Vol. 1. Atlanta: BookLogix Services, 2011. 178-81. Print.
Aughey, Deborah L., "The Pop-Up Museum: How Students Exhibit Critical Literacy Practices Through Project-Based Learning" (2017). Doctor of Education in Secondary Education Dissertations. 10. https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/seceddoc_etd/10
Deborah- Earned a doctorate in English Education, 2017; Ed Specialist in English, 2014; MS in Education- Computers and Technology, 2001; BA in English, 1987
Carlos- MS in Education, 2007; BA in English, 1996
Both- Workshop Presenter (school, district and state level) 2000- present; International School Teacher- Cartagena, Colombia 1996-1997; ESL Teacher- Pusan, South Korea 1995-1996
Deborah- US Peace Corps Volunteer- Togo, West Africa
Carlos- Consultant,Table Leader and Reader for AP English Language Arts (2007-present)
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