22 years' experience teaching English/Comm. Arts in the middle school, high school and collegiate level. Courses range from standard Middle School English courses to exploratory courses ("Great Productions" video production, "Books with Spines" advanced literature study for Middle School scholars, etc.) to High School varieties (Science Fiction, Satire, Horror, English Lit., Western Lit., etc.). College courses include Storytelling, Satire, Media Literacy and Speculative Fiction.
Neo-Classical, fortified and enriched with humor, ritual, storytelling, lots of strange accents, year-long spiraling content, long-term projects and random & edifiying scholar activities.
Best of Brentwood, 2005
Baylor University, B.S.Ed., 1991 Webster University, M.A.T. (Storytelling and Creative Drama), 2001
A general enthusiast of the trivial arts, and the spreading of these skills to scholars: unicycling, juggling, sleight of hand, balloon sculpting, yo-yoing, etc. Currently in the throes of writing a first novel, Wun, a story of the crumbling ruins of a Bond-esque villain's lair in the jungles of Brazil and the boy who, on a mission trip to the same region, stumbles upon it to find the evil scheme it houses still active and malevolent.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Other (Specialty), English, Other, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text, For Administrators, Close Reading