Mrs. Kent has been employed as a full-time teacher in the Hamburg Central School District since August of 2005 as a Special Education Teacher in the English department. During her teaching career at Hamburg High School, Mrs. Kent has taught English 9, 10, 11, 12, and Reading Resource Room as well as serving on the High School's Technology Unit Team.
Students in my classroom have a range of social, emotional and learning "special needs". They are eager to learn and share their perspective of the world around them in a variety of ways. As a teacher, it is my goal to draw students into the world outside of themselves and their technology in order to help them become real-world thinkers and problem solvers. My focus is on helping students build the best future for themselves whether that future includes college, career, or other life paths-- through hard work, growth mindset, high expectations and engaging activities.
In her professional career, Mrs. Kent has held leadership roles within Hamburg Central School District as the English Department Leader and as a member of the Southtowns Teacher Center Advisory Board. Professionally, Mrs. Kent is a Teacher Mentor with the Western New York Writing Project, teaches professional development to education professionals throughout Western New York and was a representative the New York State Education Department Common Core Network Team, and standards development committees.
Mrs. Kent is a 1999 graduate of West Seneca East Senior High School. She graduated from Allegheny College in 2003 with a double major in History and English. She continued her education and graduated with High Honors from D'Youville College with a Masters of Education in 2005.
In her spare time she likes to play Scrabble, is a local small business owner and is obsessed with her dogs Rhonda Marie and Layla Ali.
English Language Arts, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, Special Education, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Literature, School Counseling, Short Stories, Writing, Poetry, Informational Text, School Psychology, Close Reading