We have a total of 52 years of teaching experience. Both of us have a Master of Arts in English and we have taught all levels from remedial through honors. Both of us have been "Teachers of the Year." We were also in charge of staff development. A significant portion of our teaching occurred at schools with a high percentage of low-income, English-limited students. This environment compelled us to create lessons that would appeal to the interests and abilities of a widely diversified group of students.
We have always believed in having high expectations from students. That does not mean that all students will achieve those expectations, but if we ask very little of our students, that is all we receive. In addition, we always tried to create a classroom environment that was friendly, non-judgmental and inquisitive. We wanted our students to not only challenge one another, but also to question our assumptions. Every year we combined our efforts and classrooms to present dynamic and engaging lessons.
Numerous "Teacher of the Year" awards.
Sue: Gonzaga University and California State University at Sacramento. Undergraduate and graduate degrees in English Nora: California State University at Fullerton. Undergraduate degree in Biology. Graduate degree in English
Sue enjoys reading, movies and an occasional night out on the town with friends and family. Retired with six cats, Sue finally has time to read all those books that beckon. Nora, also retired, now has time for her two beautiful granddaughters who provide her with endless entertainment. In addition, Nora enjoys movies, traveling and volunteering at a free clinic.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Computer Science - Technology, Geography, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Business, Writing, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text