I have taught at the middle school level for thirteen years. The first seven years were spent teaching seventh grade language arts. I have been teaching eighth grade language arts ever since for students of all ability levels.
Students are encouraged to use their creative minds to express themselves in their writing. I have high expectations for all of my students and expect them to embrace a team spirit. The most important thing to me is to make reading come alive for the students. I do this through innovative lessons where I have been known to dress up as characters and transform the classroom into different literary worlds to show them that reading is an adventure that we can all enjoy!
Beginning English Teacher of the Year 2001 Teacher of the Year 2005 Golden Apple Finalist 2011, 2013, 2014
I earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2000. I am certified in both Secondary English Education 6-12 and English for Speakers of Other Languages K-12.
In 2008 I earned National Board Certfication in the area of Early Adolescent English/ Language Arts.