Current Founding English Teacher of CityLab High School in the Dallas Independent School District, Former 9th and 12th Grade English Teacher at McKinley High School in Baton Rouge, Former Student Enrichment Intern, and Former Dance Teacher High School English, Creative Writing, Literacy Acquisition and Literature Research, ELL Support Work, Published Author
I design units with cross-curricular components, collaboration, and project-based learning. I ask students to be sculptors of their own education, and assist them in creating educational experiences that foster critical thinking and civic engagement.
Harvard Graduate School of Education Alumni of Color Conference Youth Empowerment Committee; Presenter on Native American Activism; Research Grants; National Council of Teachers of English Conference Presenter; Journal of Language and Literacy Education Conference Presenter
M.Ed. Language and Literacy; Harvard University- Cambridge, MA and B.A. English with a Secondary Education concentration and Sociology minor; Louisiana State University- Baton Rouge, LA
Originally from Dallas, Texas, I'm an urban high school teacher with a passion for challenging the status quo and making my classroom a home for my students. I've lived in Louisiana and Boston before making my way back to my hometown. I love unit planning and designing projects. When I'm not in the classroom or planning for the classroom, I write slam poetry and slowly work through my Netflix list.
English Language Arts, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Literature, Professional Development, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Black History Month, Close Reading