This is my tenth year as a teacher. I taught for two years at a charter school, where I had several different preps ranging from 7th grade social studies, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th grade language arts. I had no classroom of my own, so I became organized pretty quickly! I currently teach 8th grade English and Social Studies for Bloomfield Hills Public Schools, and I really enjoy both my students and colleagues, with whom I frequently collaborate to create interdisciplinary units.
I believe in teaching the basics, but my passion is developing intellectual character and creating opportunities for students to problem-solve and apply what they know to real life. I want all of my students to succeed, and I believe in flexibility and differentiation. I love this profession and despite it's challenges, there isn't anything else I'd rather do.
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I received my B.A. from Albion College in 2001, where I majored in English and History. I received my Masters degree in 2005 from Marygrove College.
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, History, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Black History Month, For All Subjects