I have been teaching various students, various subjects, at various levels (preschool to college) for the last ten years. During those ten years, I have completed two masters programs, American Studies and Reading Education, my P.hD. in Curriculum and Instruction, with a focus on Urban Literacy, and have received the honor of becoming National Board Certified. I am currently certified in Reading K-12, language arts 6-8, social studies 6-8 and even family and consumer studies. I spend my days as a professor, helping pre-service teachers learn to love teaching, just as I have. I may not always know what I am talking about but I try to find people who do. All the ideas I put on this site are research based and work to help your students become authentically motivated to succeed. Any corrections are always appreciated, ideas are solicited, and compliments are greatly rewarded.
“Looking at the past must only be a means of understanding more clearly what and who they are so that they can more wisely build the future.” ― Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed
*Published work in international and national education journals *Presented at the national ALER conference in Fall 2014 *Presented at the Ireland International Conference on Education, Spring 2013 *Participated in the Reading and Writing Institutes at Columbia University *National Board Certified in language arts * Presented at the State Reading Conference, March 2010
Undergrad- Business, University of North Texas Masters- American Studies, Penn State Second masters-- Reading and literacy instruction, University of North Carolina Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, Urban Literacy.
* Created a mentor program at which paired volunteers and struggling readers to read together. * Created the T-shirt Scholarship fund which was used to allow all students to attend the 8th grade trip. * Initiated the Scholars Breakfast which provided free breakfast and literacy tutoring to deserving students. * Tutored children with ADHD to help with their organizational and test taking skills. * Tutored struggling readers and writers at the elementary level. *Worked as a literacy facilitator for Freedom School
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