Besides the traditional classroom I have taught in the prison system, residential mental health facilities and in theaters across the country. Currently I work in alternative education at John F. Kennedy Middle School in Suffolk, Virginia. I teach English and science for grades 4-8. I also am a Drama Club sponsor at JFKMS and a drama minister at Fools for Christ http://mysite.verizon.net/vze4p7te/foolsforchrist I offer a number of free scripts at that site.
Two for the price of one! What ever works! From experience in alternative education I try to get double mileage with all lessons to catch my students up. I use Reader's Theater to augment curriculum in all content areas since it not only provides content and fun but works on reading skills such as fluency, vocabulary building and prediction. See my website at http://mysite.verizon.net/vze4p7te/foolsforchrist/ In my current position, each student has a computer so I often teach with technology.
Several plays produced and published by PLAYS - the Drama Magazine for Young People. I write and produce mystery dinner theaters.
A.A. in Psychology from Northeastern Christian Junior College B.S. in Recreation from Abilene Christian University M.S.Ed. in Health and Physical Education from West Chester University Post graduate professional licence in VA and CO.
Honored to be selected the 2011 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year by the Virginia Association of Science Teachers.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Basic Operations, Graphing, Measurement, Science, Anatomy, Archaeology, Astronomy, Basic Principles, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Environment, Physics, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Instrumental Music, Other (Music), Physical Education, Drama, Health, Religion, Theater Arts, Geography, Life Skills, Religion, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, Word Problems, General Science, Physical Science, Criminal Justice - Law, Forensics, Short Stories, Writing, Robotics, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, The New Year, Dance, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Spring, Earth Day, Informational Text, Close Reading