I am a highly qualified English and social studies teacher for grades five through twelve. For the 2016-17 school year, I have moved from 12th grade down to 6th, and I am thrilled to be in the middle! Previously I taught twelfth grade English at a public STEM school in Washington state while adjuncting with Central Washington University to deliver and develop college-in-the-high-school curriculum for English composition and literature courses. My other experience in full-time, part-time, and practicum employment includes 1) teaching sixth grade social studies and ELA, 2) teaching seventh grade social studies and ELA, 3) teaching 10th grade English, including honors, 4) teaching world mythology, 5) teaching 11th grade English, including honors, 6) teaching 12th grade English, 7) teaching AP literature and composition, 8) teaching first- and second-year college composition courses, 9) teaching college introduction to literature courses, 10) teaching eLearning courses at the university level, (11) coaching speech and debate
I design all my materials to support a student-led classroom. Where I can offer student choice, I do. Where I can provide for student voice, I do. How I assess an effective lesson is threefold: do the students care? do the students learn? and do the students care about what they learn? Typically, these answers necessitate that the materials are rigorous and relevant to their lives. In addition, I have a passion for researching effective assessment because formative assessment impacts student learning more than any other social, environmental, or academic factor in the classroom. All of BeeSchooled materials can be used with any grading system, but I find the most effective system is standards based grading. You can find BeeSchooled materials to set up your own standards based grading system as a class, a department, or a school! All materials are built around the common core.
1) STEM Lighthouse Conference 2014 Certificate (Delta H.S.) | 2) Delta SuperHero Award, 2015 (Delta H.S.) | 3) Francis B. Huston Medallion Honoree, 2012 (EWU)
I have a Master of Arts in English Literature from Eastern Washington University (2012) where I graduated summa cum laude. I also have a Bachelor of Arts in Education in English from EWU (2012) where I graduated Summa cum laude and with honors ad valorem.
I have professional experience writing and editing: 1) Editorial Assistant for Quaestio Rossica at Ural Federal University in Russia, 2) Technical Writing Intern for Sterling Savings Bank in Spokane, WA, 3) Technical Writing Intern at Premera Blue Cross in Mountlake Terrace, WA, 4) Chief Copy Editor for "The Easterner" at Eastern Washington University in Cheney, WA. Additionally, I have given several scholarly presentations to local and international research groups. Research and Creative Works Symposium at Eastern Washington University (2011 and 2014) and the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference in 2014.