I have twenty years experience in teaching English to high school juniors and seniors including AP Language and Composition and AP Literature and Composition. SAT preparation and American literature, including poetry, are areas in which I have significant skills.
Experience has taught me that it is wise to treat my lesson plans as living documents. I subject them to frequent revision as I learn more about my students' learning styles. Collaborating with colleagues and avidly seeking useful professional development opportunities are vital to my continued growth as an educator.
The National Endowment for the Humanities Landmarks of American History and Culture summer workshops are something I've been fortunate to attend seven times, I have also attended a Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History summer workshop. I have twice served as a reader for the AP Language and Composition exam.
M.A. Humanities, Hofstra University B.S. English Education, Ohio State University
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, ELA Test Prep, Critical Thinking, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading