A former Advertising Account Executive, this is my4th year teaching 10th grade English at Oakland Mills High School in Howard County, Maryland. I teach a diverse group of students from review level (below grade level) to honors (above grade level). I am also involved with an English after school Academic Enrichment program to help students to pass the Maryland State Assessments. Currently, I also tutor students privately outside of school.
Most of my students would describe me as the energetic teacher who is always happy! I can't say that's true 100% of the time, but I do bring a lot of enthusiasm into the classroom. Since my background is advertising, I tend to bring real life experiences into my activities which helps to make them more effective. I believe in multi-modal learning styles and try to engage students on many levels. My most successful lessons have involved group collaboration.
Frequent presenter at County-wide Professional Development Days Proud writer of my first batch of college recommendations for former students! (University of MD, MICA, and University of FL acceptances received!)
BA in English Language and Literature, University of Maryland 1999 MEd in Curriculum and Instruction, Loyola College, 2005
My hobbies include running, playing with my dogs, poker