19 years teaching 8th grade English 8, English I, English 9 and Gifted/Talented Extensive experience serving on curriculum writing teams
I enjoy the challenge of creating units that 100% engaged students! Through my song connections, articles of the week, movie analysis, writing challenges, and heated debates, students are surprised to discover the RELEVANCE in what is being studied. My classroom is one of constant variety and ever-changing experiences all tied directly to state standards and assessments.
2016 School District Teacher of the Year 2016 Middle School Teacher of the Year National Board Certification: Adolescent Literature National Board Certification Renewal: Adolescent Literature
Bachelors Degree: English/Secondary Education (7-12) and Journalism Masters Degree: Adolescent Literature
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Music, Drama, Gifted and Talented, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text, Close Reading