I started teaching in January of 2007 as the sole ELAR teacher for an academic recovery/alternative setting school. I taught grades 6th-12th grade there. In August, I moved to another school in the district and taught regular and AP 11th grade ELAR, Journalism, and Publications. I taught there for four years. The school was closed and replaced my fifth year and I moved to 9th grade, Journalism, and Publications. I moved to Texas the next year and got a job teaching 7th grade ELAR. I have been at this school for the last six years, teaching 7th grade.
I believe that every student can learn, it's our job to figure out how. I use technology in all of my lessons, whether it is a slideshow, a video, or the students utilizing the tech themselves. Our kids are so hardwired today to use online resources and technology that they find straight lecture classes boring. Honestly, so do I. So I add visuals, timers, breaks, and music to my daily lessons to bring a little fun to a class that could otherwise be a little boring for the kids.
Certified in ELAR 4-8 and ESL
Bachelor's Degree in English from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, AR. Major - English Language Arts Minor - Education and Psychology
I'm a mother of a hyper five year old red-headed spitfire and two fur babies. They keep me young. I'm married to a wonderful photographer. I am a published author and avid baker. I have taught classes for baking and crochet. Widening the eyes of youngsters to the world of crochet and baking makes my weekends fun.