In January 2008, I stepped out of my first classroom and discovered that I had not, in fact, gone to graduate school to enter the field of publishing, but rather to become a teacher. I have been teaching college English, literature, and composition since that January, providing me with ten years of experience in all aspects of course design.
I have taught upper division and lower division courses; honors and regular courses; online and face-to-face courses; English majors and general education students. I have taught ten unique courses, forty-five classes, and hundreds of students. I have been an assistant in eight other unique courses. I bring this diverse experience to bear in all of my course designs.
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I earned my doctorate in English literature from the University of California, Davis in June 2014; I specialized in medieval literature. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Duke University in May 2005 with double majors in English and in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
Have you ever found the last parts of your breaks plagued with anxiety as you worry about the syllabus and lesson plans you’ve not yet written? Have you ever felt overwhelmed by the process of boiling down texts to the few major concepts you’ll teach your students? Do you have too many demands on your time and feel like something has to give? If so, I can help you.
I take my ten years of classroom experience in higher education and use them to craft teaching materials that have clear goals, engage students, and build analytical skills. Many of my assignments are adaptable to multiple class types. If you don’t find what you need in my resources, please reach out to me about creating a custom product for you.
I am one of those teachers who becomes more and more stressed as the end of a break nears because I always have more work to do on my syllabi/lesson plans/assignments. Maybe your students don’t understand that the school doesn’t create your classes for you, but I do! When you factor in writing the assignments and lesson plans that go along with any syllabus you create, the amount of work that goes into preparing for one class can be exhausting. And if you’ve got two, three, or four preps? You need some help!
Instead of letting my ten years of teaching materials sit around on my computer gathering dust, I realized that I could make other teachers’ lives better and save them time if I had a way to share these materials. That’s where Teachers Pay Teachers comes into play.
As their welcome e-mail to me stated, “TpT's mission is to empower teachers to teach at their best.” Well, I think the world can benefit so much when teachers are allowed to teach at their best, and I’m hoping that my resources can help you free up some time that you can use to develop other areas of your teaching.
So have a look around my store and give yourself the gift of time!