I have taught both On-Level and Pre-AP English II for the past seven years.
My high school students describe me as "strict, but fair," as a teacher who is definitely "not chill" but wants what's best for them. I have high expectations of my students and myself.
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I graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 with an undergraduate degree in English, and in 2012 with a graduate degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
I am wife to Chris, mommy to Jane, and "Mrs. Volpe" to hundreds of students. I am particularly passionate about creating scaffolded and GRR curriculum that meets students where they are while also insisting they continue to learn. Additionally, I am a firm believer in the power of literature to change lives. I desire to make the actual content literature more accessible to every student, so that every student has that same opportunity to gain a new perspective, or empathize with another "group," or consider a worthy idea.