I am currently a middle school ELA teacher in Anson County. I have taught 6th 7th and 8th grades and love them all.
My teaching style is eclectic. As all teachers do, I use what works best for my students at any given time. I like my children to laugh when I teach. I use a number of videos to illustrate my topics and do a great deal of hands on learning.
Intel Master Teacher
I grew up in the pre IDEA era. In kindergarten, my teacher told my parents they would be lucky if I weren't in jail or dead by the time I was 18. She called me "unteachable." My parents came to school with me and stood outside of my teacher's room until administration gave up pulling me out. My first grade teacher had a hard time controlling me and brought in a refrigerator box that became my home until I was in 4th grade. My 4th grade teacher didn't want to clutter up her room so she put me in the closet, shut the door and turned out the lights. Needless to say, I didn't learn much in elementary school. It wasn't until I was in the 5th grade when a teacher finally tried to do something with me. She told my parents that I needed support and suggested that I be taken to UVA. I was then labeled as profoundly dyslexic and again called unteachable. In seventh grade, a teacher finally realized I wasn't a bad kid, and I wasn't unteachable. She set out to discover what made me tick. She took me out of the "stupid classes" and worked with me one on one. As it turns out, I'm pretty bright. I have 5 undergraduate degrees and one masters. I'm thinking of a doctorate, but not sure what I want that to be in... yet... :)
I am a single mom to an amazing 14 year old boy. We are domestic abuse survivors. We share our small house with 2 cats and a golden retriever.