I have 12 years experience teaching writing, grammar, literature, and reading. For nine of those years, I taught in a 1-1 laptop school where I used technology extensively with my students. My class periods were 45 minutes long—often shorter. I specialize in time-saving activities and resources that cover a lot of content. I also worked for a major educational publisher, marketing language arts and social studies programs.
My favorite quote about educating is from Rita Pierson: “Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.” As a teacher, I model thinking while reading and writing and color-code everything!
Gold Award for Excellence in Writing from the Parenting Publications of America (4 times) Coached the 8th Grade Wordsmith team to win 1st Place!
M.A. Education, M.A. Journalism, B.A. English
Freelance writer and editor for 10 years. Worked for an educational publisher for six years, marketing social studies and language arts textbook programs.
6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Library Skills, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Winter, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading