I have 23years teaching experience. I have a B.A. degree in Public Relations, M.A. degree in Secondary English & Speech, Theater, & Debate, and a M.A. degree in Gifted Education grades K-12. I taught in high school for 9 years and in middle school for 14 years. I have been teaching middle school gifted students in English/Literature for 14 years.
I like a disciplined and organized classroom. However, I allow my students to be creative and voice their opinions during the learning process. I believe students should be hands-on learners as much as possible, but participate in a structured manner.
Speech Teacher of the Year, Birmingham City Schools, 1994; member - Alabama Assoc. for Gifted Children; member - Kappa Delta Pi, Educ. Honor Society; Shelby County Middle School Teacher of the Year - 2005; conference presentor - AAGC & Alabama Teachers of Exceptional Children, 2003 - 2007; workshop presentor for Shelby County Schools, Alabama 2003 - 2011
Graduated from Huffman High School, Birmingham, Alabama; B. A. degree from University of Alabama - Birmingham;M. A. degree in Secondary Educ.-English from University of Alabama in Birmingham; M. A. degree in Gifted Educ. from The University of Alabama
I have been married for 34 years. I have 2 sons. My oldest son has a B.A. in Accounting & a Master's degree in Secondary Educ. - Math. My youngest son is married and currently attending college. Both of my parents are retired teachers, having taught over 25 years in public schools in Birmingham, Al. In my free time I enjoy reading, cooking, playing the piano & guitar, and watching movies & cooking shows.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Drama, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Asian Studies, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Halloween, Winter, Informational Text