13 years of teaching High School English. I have taught several years of 10th and 11th grade, but at least 9 of the 13 years has been teaching freshmen. Spent 4 years as a PLC lead for my team. I also did the assessment writing for our team that we built our common assessments from Worked 2 additional years as an Academic Coach/Literacy Coach training teachers. My worked ranged wildly from training new teachers in classroom management to teaching an entire staff (including PE teachers) how to write in their classroom to support the Common Core initiatives adopted by my school.
Children come first. The work comes second. If you foster relationships with kids, they will work for you.I stand by the idea that who they are as people comes before who they are as scholars.
Nominated for Teacher of the Year 2010 Student Choice Award Female Teacher of the Year 2010 STAR Teacher 2014
Bachelors degree from Georgia Southern University Graduated in 2002-Cum Laude Masters degree of Secondary Education with a concentration in English From University of West Ga-Cum Laude
Married 14 years and wrote a nonfiction book