I was a Texas public school teacher for 15 years. I taught 8th grade PAP ELA and on-level ELA, middle school gifted and talented ELA, PAP and on-level English I, and on-level English III. I now teach in a Texas charter school, and I have taught 6th and 7th grades here, and I currently teach 8th grade ELA and PAP English I.
I love creativity in teaching. I enjoy giving kids choices that will prove that they know the material in a way that may be different than just a paper and pencil test.
BISD Middle School teacher of the year- 2006
Bachelor's Degree in English from the University of Texas at Arlington
Wife, mom, and some time blogger. Visit me at https://kourtneysearching.wordpress.com/ or you can find me on Facebook and Pinterest.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World History, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Informational Text, End of Year, Close Reading