My husband, Joey, has 18 years experience teaching high school English, grades 10-12. He co-wrote the IB English Curriculum for his school in 2003 and has been teaching IB Language A1 (HL) Literature: Years 1 and 2 since 2004. After 4 years working in corporate marketing, I began teaching in 2003. I taught Digital Communications and Computer Applications to both middle and high school students. Since 2013 I have been homeschooling our five (soon to be 6) children, ages 3-12.
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2017 Edward Shepherd Wasdell Teacher Excellence Award, 2017 Claes Nobel Educator of Distinction, 2009-10 Garner Magnet High School Teacher of the Year Finalist, 6-time Greater Neuse River Conference Tennis Coach of the Year, North Carolina Teaching Fellow: East Carolina University, Class of 1999
Joey graduated from East Carolina University in 1999 with a Bachelor of English Literature. He earned a Masters of English Education, also from East Carolina University, in 2005. He is a National Board Certified Teacher. I graduated from East Carolina University in 1998 with a Bachelor of English, concentration in technical writing, and continued my education at ECU, earning an MBA in 1999.
Since 2004, Joey has worked as the Lead Instructor for the Driver's Education program at his high school. He has 17 years experience coaching Men's and Women's high school tennis, 2 years experience coaching JV Women's basketball, 5 years experience coaching high school football, and has acted as Class Sponsor for the Class of 2004 and the Class of 2015. Joey is also a founding member of The Lodge of the Nine Sisters UD AF & AM Lodge in Raleigh, NC.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, International Baccalaureate, Business, Character Education, Library Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Close Reading, Classroom Community