I have been teaching high school for the past 16 years. Throughout that time, I have taught English at every secondary level. I have also taught multiple levels of ELD (ESL). In addition to actual "in class experience", I have been a curriculum development specialist for online education through California State University Fullerton (CSUF) and have worked extensively with the Common Core Standards. This year, I have stepped out of the classroom to take the position of instructional coach for my high school. I spend my days working with talented educators to level up their instructional practice.
I believe in rigorous instruction based on student-driven inquiry and discovery.
National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT): English Language Arts for Adolescents and Young Adults
BA: UCLA (Major: English, Minor: Political Science) 2002 Secondary Teaching Credential: California State University Fullerton MA: California State University Long Beach (English with a concentration in 20th century American Literature)
I have extensively studied multiple fields in literature, including: Literary theory Shakespeare Chaucer Modernism and Post Modernism British and American Romanticism 20th century American and British lit.
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Other (Music), Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Afro-American Studies, Education, English, Film, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Basic Reading, Writing, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text