This is my 21st year as an educator. I have taught at the middle school, high school, and college levels. I am certified in ELA as well as Drama and Business, and I have two years experience as a library media specialist. I have experience tutoring for Sylvan as well as ACT Prep and College Prep Summer Institutes. I present a variety of professional development workshops, particularly on use of technology to enhance teaching and on standardized test preparation. Currently, I teach AP Literature & Composition, as well as other English courses, while also acting as the Literacy Instructional Coach for my building. I am co-authoring some lessons with my daughter, Kristen, who has chosen to follow in my footsteps, but prefers elementary to high school.
My daughter and I use a variety of instructional techniques in our classrooms, including project based learning (PBL), Socratic Seminars, lecture, whole group, small group, and individualized learning activities. We use Google Suite, PowerPoint, SlideRocket, Prezi, Edmodo, WriteSource, SmartNotebook, and a variety of other technology tools to enhance instruction.
Gifted and Talented Certification, Pre-AP Certification, Advanced Placement Literature and Composition Certification, Advanced Placement Language and Composition Certification, my school's Teacher of the Year (2013), New Tech Certified Teacher, New Tech Certified Trainer
BSE in English, 2000 MSE in English, 2004 30 hours above Masters
I am the proud mother of three, ages 30, 26, and 22, and the even prouder grandmother of five beautiful girls, two of which are teenagers that my daughter (who fosters) just adopted.