I have been in education for 11 years and have taught in both public and private school. I recently stepped out of the classroom full time to serve as the Director of Academic Advancement at my K-12 school, while still teaching one class- AP US History. I believe that having one toe in the classroom keeps me current with the the PD needs of our teachers. I love helping teachers and students to grow into the best versions of themselves. It is truly one of my passions to equip them with resources in order to succeed!
My teaching style is eccentric and creative. I don't like to settle on just one style or method which is why I have such a drive to build my teacher toolbox and continue to learn new teaching strategies! Teaching may be a calling but learning is my love language.
PROFESSIONAL AWARDS **STAR Teacher, 2017 **BCA High School Teacher of the Year, 2015-2016 **Social Studies Department Teacher of the Year, 2012-2013 **2012 Snapping Shoals Grant Winner: Bringing History to the 21st Century
Graduated with academic honors from the University of Georgia with a B.S.Ed in Social Studies Education and certified in Gifted & Talented Education
SPEAKING & WORKSHOPS: **Presenter at the Newton County Secondary Summer Academy; Bright But Bored: How to Increase Student Engagement and Provide Authentic Learning Opportunities; July 2014 **Speaker at the Newton County Summer Technology Conference; Tech Toolbox 2.0; July 2014 **Presenter for GA DOE Regional Workshop in AP US History; Technology in the APUSH Classroom, January 2014 **Speaker at the Newton County Summer Technology Conference; Flipped Classroom in the High School Setting, July 2013