I have taught for over twenty-eight years in a small rural school in Southwest Georgia. I teach Reading and Writing. I have been developing my own lessons because I teach remedial to gifted students. I needed to customize instruction to meet 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. I don't mind making fun of myself and enjoy a good laugh with my students.
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 endorsed to teach the gifted and talented.
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. Benjamin is happily married and a cyber-security guru. Austin is a middle school teacher and soon to be married! Cade will be a senior in 2019-2020 and is an honor's student. I am so blessed!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Middle Ages, Other (Specialty), 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, Classroom Community