I am in my ninth year of teaching and my experience has been an adventure! I have taught: American Literature, World Literature, 6th Grade Social Studies, 6th grade ELA, World History, US History, Psychology, Sociology, Current Issues, SAT Prep, Examining the Teaching profession, AP World History, and AP US History.
When teaching a CRCT or End of Course Test class, I rely heavily on Interactive Notebooking to blend traditional techniques with differentiated and scaffolded Best Practices, including Marzano's strategies. When teaching courses that do NOT have a state test, I am in my happy place and use Project Based Learning. Regardless of my courses, I use the principles of Wiggins and McTighe's Understanding by Design.
I have been honored to be chosen as the 2013 and 2015 STAR Teacher for my county.
Two Semesters- Georgia Tech (Dean's List) Six Semesters- Georgia College&State University (Two Dean's List, Four President's List) BA in English Literature, Minor in History Magna Cum Laude Master's in the Art of Teaching, Georgia College&State University, Secondary English Concentration
I have sons, a husband who is also an educator, and a Cairn terrier. I like running, knitting, musical theatre and improv, and generally being a smartypants :)
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Education, Educational Administration & Policy, ELA Test Prep, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Professional Development, Study Skills, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation