I began teaching in February of 2004. I have been a H.S. Intervention Specialist (2 years), 7th Grade Writing Teacher, and I currently teach 6th, 7th, and 8th grade Social Studies as well as 8th grade Language Arts.
I try to balance fun with learning. I use a lot of hands-on activities in my lessons. I also incorporate Project Based Learning in my instruction.
Recently spoke at the National Middle School Conference and the Ohio Middle Level Association Conference in 2011 on the topic of Technology in the Classroom.
I graduated from Ashland University with a Bachelor's Degree in Middle School Education with a concentration in the area of Social Studies and Language Arts.
I created a website for teachers to be able to interact with each other and help each other grow professionally. The website's name is www.ideasforteachers.org
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Geometry, Other (Math), Science, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Economics (University), British History, Other (Social Studies - History), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Economics , ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Autumn, Halloween