I have been teaching junior-high English for six years, with time in 7th, 8th, and 9th grades. I also piloted a film and literature class, and taught that for a few years before handing it off to someone else. I currently teach 9th Honors and spend part of my day coaching new teachers at my school.
I teach core-based lessons that support student collaboration, reflection, and autonomy. More than anything I strive to instill a growth-mindset in my students; junior-high is tough, but self-efficacy makes a world of difference.
2015 UCTE (Utah Council of Teacher's of English) Teacher of the Year 2016-2017 teacher of the year at current school
I have a BA in English (minor in editing), as well as a teaching certificate in secondary ELA.
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