I began my teaching career by teaching eighth grade English Language Arts. For the past seventeen years, I have been teaching all ability levels eleventh and twelfth grade English. I am also the Teacher Cadet Instructor.
My classroom is very student centered. Collaboration, inquiry, creation, and self-discovery are key components in my classroom's success.
School District Teacher of the Year 2016 Distinguished Teacher of Reading 2013 National Board Re-Certification 2012 Hall of Master Teachers Inductee 2012 National Board Certification 2003
It is so important to me that independent thinkers and life-long readers are created in my classroom! I integrate classic literature with current best sellers by using Essential Questions. In my spare time, I love spending time with my family and traveling.