Welcome to my store! Here you will find creative, practical, classroom-tested resources for ELA, Yearbook, Kids 4 Christ & more!
I have over 16 years of experience teaching English and journalism. I have experience at the middle school, high school, and college level. Rural and suburban. Regular, honors, and inclusion.
To me, my job is about teaching students to see, make, and appreciate real-world connections. The world around them is full of opportunity, and I want them to notice that and seize it.
In addition to all this... I have worked as a Common Core ELA training specialist. My store is geared directly to helping teachers integrate creative, standards-based teaching in their classrooms smoothly and effectively, so they can have their own classroom success stories.
I look forward to teaching the students who walk into my classroom every day, and I am passionate about fostering classroom success stories through the lessons, materials, and resources I create -- but most importantly through the relationships that I am fortunate enough to develop.
Engaging, student-centered, collaborative, hands-on, critical thinking. I believe all my products are user friendly, keeping the student and teacher in mind.
Fun, innovative, standards-driven secondary English teacher
-Photography is my hobby - and my passion. I have earned several awards for my photography. You will see my original photography throughout my store jazzing up my product covers!
-I am also VERY proud for my yearbook staff who has been awarded with an Honorable Mention from Jostens in the Creative Spreads category in 2010. We have also been featured in Jostens Lookbook twice for creative covers and spreads.
-I enjoying presenting at conferences and workshops and have been a presenter at several international and national conferences including the IRA, NMSA, and TpT. I also have several articles in various publications including The English Journal.
-I had the personal honor of being 2013 PCHS Teacher of the Year.
-In 2013, I submitted my Antiques Show and Tell Project to The History Channel's Teacher Ideas Magazine and won a cash prize and a spot in the magazine!
-2020 Jostens Most Innovative Adviser of the Year
Secondary Ed Masters in English Ed.S.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (Specialty), Computer Science, Journalism, Religion, Other, ELA Test Prep, British History, Geography, Other (ELA), Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, School Counseling, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Products For TpT Sellers, Tools for Common Core, Earth Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Coaching, Test Preparation, School Psychology, End of Year, Phonics, Close Reading, Women's History Month