I am within my first couple of years teaching, and I have taught 10th grade World Literature, 11th and 12th grade US Literature, AP Literature, AP Psychology, and Journalism, as well as test prep classes for the SAT and helped run an after school peer-tutoring service. I have also taught English language classes to young adults in China. I also have experience advising high school Gay-Straight Alliances.
I consider a class successful when my students have talked for 95% of the class and I've talked for 5%. I think a strong English class involves as much discussion of the text as possible while focusing on the literary elements and what makes the book interesting. I value critical and creative thinking, and I push the value of analysis in writing. My classes, my lessons, my projects are all designed to challenge the students to produce strong, quality work that takes some thinking and some creativity. I lead through the passion I have for my subjects and the care I have for my students.
Graduated cum laude from Skidmore College, Member Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology, Member Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education, Level 1 Certified Google Educator, Professional development presenter on High School/Elementary School English buddy class programs
BA in Psychology from Skidmore College, MA in Teaching of English from Columbia University Teachers College, Continuing education in English and Psychology
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Grammar, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Psychology, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Statistics, Psychology, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, For All Subjects, Close Reading