I am an Early Adolescence/English Language Arts National Board Certified Teacher since 2002. I earned my NBC renewal in 2012. My lessons have a creative twist to engage students, yet all are designed with academic rigor. All products offered come from my teaching practice and have proven successful time and again in my classroom. Please contact me with questions about implementing my materials with your students. As of the 2016-2017 school year, I have taught 30 years in an urban junior high/middle school setting.
Eclectic. If it works, I use it--from old school to high tech. I have considerable experience with project-based learning and high-stakes testing data analysis at the classroom level. Some of the experts who influence my teaching style are Phil Schlechty, Harry Noden, William Glasser, Rick Stiggins, John Collins, and Charles Beaman.
Martha Holden Jennings Scholar; National Board Certified Teacher Early Adolescence English/Language Arts; Stark County Teacher of the Year Finalist (twice)
MA Literature from Middlebury College, Bread Loaf School of English; MA Education from Walsh College; BA English from Walsh College
All time favorite book "The Phantom Tollbooth" because the search for wisdom is an infinite adventure.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Computer Science - Technology, Career and Technical Education, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Winter, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Informational Text, Close Reading