Built for middle school and high school, I have been teaching ELA at the middle and high school levels for 10 years. I left the classroom to work as a curriculum writer and teacher trainer for several edtech companies. With small children of my own, I was drawn to the clipart available on TpT geared towards elementary students. However, I noticed a gap in what was offered for the higher level students. With a sophisticated style, I hope my products will help to engage your older learners!
Student-centered through and through. My students and I have a rapport built on the fact that I treat them like humans with lives outside of my classroom. When should an assignment be due? THEY tell me. What score does their work deserve? THEY tell me. Kids are desperate to be asked their opinions and to be shown why what we're learning matters. No busy work. Tons of applied learning!
Golden Apple Teacher of the Week, awarded by Channel 8 Google Certified Educator Level 1 Miller Analogies Test Score - 439 (95th percentile) Outstanding Student Teacher Award, awarded by faculty of Nazareth College Secondary Education certification Strategic Planning Committee member Scheduling Committee member New York State Middle School Association Conference Planning Committee member Class Board moderator
Currently enrolled at the University of Rochester Warner School of Education, pursuing a second Master's in Literacy with certifications in Literacy Birth - 5, Literacy 6 - 12, and Gifted and Talented Education. Master's in Interdisciplinary Studies, Nazareth College of Rochester Bachelor's in Literature, Nazareth College of Rochester
Ultimate professional goal: To give a TED Talk on why we need more attention and resources offered to our gifted and talented students. A rising tide lifts all boats!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, ELA Test Prep, Math Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Writing, Holidays/Seasonal, Presidents' Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation, Phonics, Close Reading