20 + years of teaching various courses: American Literature, British Literature, African American Literature, American Film, Journalism, Composition, Public Speaking, Drama, Yearbook, Composition, Communication, Humanities, and Drama.
Student Centered, Project Based Learning, Whole Group Discussions, Small Group Discussions, and Independent Learning.
Distinguished National Board Certified Teacher
Ed.D Leadership and Administration Master of Arts, Journalism and Mass Communications Bachelor of Science, Secondary English Education National Board Certified Teacher
Dr. Pickett is a life-long learner, educator, mother, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She embraces all aspects of her career and personal life by honoring what she knows, as well as what she is open to learning to better the environment and experiences of students, teachers, parents, family, and friends. She is committed to growing her knowledge base by embracing current educational research, engaging in rich philosophical discussions, and presenting new ideas to those around her. Her specialties include teacher self-care, edupreneurship, secondary education, communications, writing, creative project management, African American Literature, African American History, African American cultural awareness, race-based trauma, mediation, and self-expression apparel and print product development. Dr. Pickett currently serves as the Pittsburgh Public Schools' Curriculum and Instruction 9-12 Literacy Coordinator and she is the Founder/CEO of an online boutique entitled L Apparel and Print Creations. She loves making memories with her family and also enjoys being an extra in film adaptations of August Wilson’s 10 Play Cycle such as Fences and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom!
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Other (Specialty), Theater Arts, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Black History Month, Coaching, Classroom Community