I teach at a Discipline Alternative Education Program/Juvenile Justice Alternative Education Program. Some students are considered GT, others are ESL/ELL or SPED students, while still others barely have a 3rd grade reading level. My teaching styles are nontraditional but have worked with the most difficult students. This is my third year teaching at the DAEP/JJAEP. Before that I tutored at Texas State University's Writing Center and guest lectured on writing throughout the university. I am English 7-12, ESL (EC-12) & SPED (EC - 12) certified and have 30 hours of GT endorsement.
I use Kelly Gallagher's Deeper Reading Model mixed with Nancy Motley's Talk Read Talk Write model for ESL students. I am also using Writers Workshop for extensively this year.
ESL Hays CISD Teacher Rock Star Award February 2016, A Room of Her Own Foundation's 2013 Tillie Olsen Fellowship, Pushcart Nomination: "The Last Silver Button," NYC Midnight 2013 Flash Fiction 5th Place Finalist, National Novel Writing Month Winner 2012
I have a BA in Professional Writing from Texas State University. I am certified in English 7-12, English Second Language EC-12, and Special Education EC-12.
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