High school English teacher in Chesterfield County, Chesterfield, VA. Teaching English in the IT magnet and advising yearbook. High school English in Stafford County, Virginia for 20+ years as an English and journalism teacher. English Methods portion of teacher preparedness courses at the graduate school of education at University of Mary Washington.
I like structure, direction, and organization. I believe if, after instruction and conferencing, a student walks away and says, "I have no idea what to do," then I have failed. I like to NOT be the hardest worker in the room. To that end, I try to create assignments and assessments that create opportunities for self-learning both through the assignment and evaluation.
2016 Trophy Class for yearbook from Virginia High School League. 2013 and 2014 Free Lance-Star Newspaper Best Overall Newspaper (A local competition where schools' products compete against other schools within the readership area) 2012 CSPA Silver Medalist.
MA in the Teaching of English from Teachers College, Columbia University, BA in English Literature from the University of Pittsburgh, Certified Journalism Educator credential from the Journalism Education Association
I attend conferences, take field trips, and teach workshops.