I've been a teacher for seven years. Four of those have been teaching junior high language arts, two have been spent teaching remedial reading, and one has been spent teaching fourth grade language arts and social studies.
I use student-centered teaching strategies, mixed with direct-instruction.
I don't really feel that I need rewards to feel vindicated; I'll let me teaching speak for itself.
I have my masters degree in literacy and a K-12 reading endorsement.
I'm an avid bicyclist and runner. I enjoy playing cards with my friends or going for hikes in the Red Rocks of Arizona. Last, but never least, I have an amazing black Lab who is my very best friend.