I have been teaching for over 10 years, most of which were in high school English and Theatre Arts. I have taught all four grades of English (9-12), as well as both the performance and technical side of theatre. When I began teaching theatre, I also took over our school's Drama program, where I oversaw and directed all plays, musicals, and improv performances.
My teaching style is energetic and fast-paced, but I constantly check for student understanding. I like to engage students with references they can connect with and give students a sense of belonging to my classroom community. I should also mention that I am quite loud. ;)
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I am an Aztec through and through, as I earned my BA in French, Single Subject English teaching credential, and MA in Theatre Arts all from San Diego State University.
Teaching is in my blood. I have been unsure of many things over the course of my life, but of two things I have always been certain - I wanted to be a mom and I wanted to be a teacher. I am proud to teach back in the school district where I grew up and where my own children will attend, Poway Unified School District, in San Diego, CA. Let's connect! blog - www.thecaffeinatedclassroom.com YouTube - The Caffeinated Classroom Instagram - @thecaffeinatedclass Facebook - @thecaffeinatedclassroom Twitter - @thecaffclass
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading, Classroom Community