I have taught for over twenty years in a small rural school in Southwest Georgia. I teach Reading and Writing. I have been developing my own lessons because I could customize them to the needs of my students. I have sponsored Student Council, co-sponsored Jr. Beta, and direct Drama Club. I am enjoying teaching children of former students from this small, tight-knit community.
My teaching style can be summed up in three words: structure, humor, and encouragement. Building relationships with students does more to increase learning than anything. If students know you care about them, they begin to care about themselves as well.
Letters, cards, and emails from former students thanking me for making a difference in their lives. So humbling and amazing.
I am a product of the public schools and a graduate of Florida State University where I graduated Cum Laud. I am a gifted and talented endorsed teacher.
I am a musician and write drama productions for my students to perform. I am happily married to my best friend, Mark Watson. We have three sons: Benjamin, Austin, and Cade. The boys love to skateboard, surf, mountain bike, play the guitar, and music of many genres.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Middle Ages, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading