I began as a Teach For America corps member and have continued my time in the classroom as a middle school social studies teacher. I have also created a middle school journalism class; we produce the school newspaper each term.
It's important to me to involve and engage all of my learners. If I am bored, they are bored. I have high expectations for their work and am more interested in the connections they will make among units and classes than I am in their daily grade.
Teach For America Dallas-Fort Worth alumna,Teaching Trust Ed Fellow, Arizona State University Walton National Teachers' Sustainability Academy participant, Passport to Innovative Education participant
I graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Asian Studies from Furman University in Greenville, SC.
In my copious spare time (ha!), I love to read, work jigsaw puzzles, practice yoga, play the ukulele, and sing karaoke. I am a member of the National Council for the Social Studies and the Journalism Education Association.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, Geography, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Economics , Character Education, Problem Solving, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation