I have been teaching for six years and love to design my own curriculum. I know how to look at standards and know what students should learn, even without a textbook. I haven't adopted curriculum in my time in education and haven't looked back.
I use a lot of activities that take me off the stage and put my students in the center. I encourage students to work together to figure out concepts as I provide guidance and scaffolding as necessary.
Innovative Teacher award, 2016
M. Ed. Learning Design & Technology at Purdue University (2015) B. S. English Education from Indiana Wesleyan University (2012)
I am also a middle school competitive cheerleading coach with several national titles. If you are interested in any assistance for a cheerleading program, please let me know!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Physical Education, Education, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Coaching