I have taught 8th grade language arts and English for the past 6 years.
I like students to be actively engaged in the classroom; "sit 'n git" doesn't work with 8th graders! I get the students up and out of their seats, they move around, talk, manipulate, make discoveries...I encourage students to make connections to other learning, and I believe that students should understand "why" we do things as much as "how" we do things.
Nominated for Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2013 (home district) Outstanding Middle Level Education Student 2006
University of Nebraska at Kearney, BA in Middle Level Education, additional endorsements in language arts and math
My husband and I have been married for over twenty-five years and we have four wonderful children and one grandchild.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Other (Specialty), English, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading