I have 10 years of a experience as a middle school teacher. I have taught grades 6, 7, and 8 in both Science and English/Language Arts. I have also taught high school Physical Science for three years. In addition, I have four years of experience as an elementary school librarian.
I run a student centered, project based classroom. I know kids learn best when they are actively involved in their education. From simple one-period labs to multi-day inquiry projects I want my students out of their seats doing science. I hold the same philosophy in my English classes. I like to create and use lessons that inspire conversation and critical reading and thinking skills in my students. I specialize in creating novel unit that emphasize nonfiction reading skills and units that blend nonfiction content into fiction novels.
Teacher of the Year 2009, Published in Journal Of Teacher Initiated Research Fall 2010
B.A. Middle Childhood Education (4-9) with concentrations in Reading and Science from Wittenberg University; M.A. Reading from Otterbein University; Reading Endorsement (K-12), Master Teacher Designation (Lead Professional Lisencure) Ohio
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