Assistant Principal (current), Instructional Coach, Grade Level Chairperson, S.T.A.R. (Students for Teaching and Academic Readiness) Academy Magnet Coordinator, Fine Visual and Performing Arts Academy Leader, Ninth Grade Academy Leader, Project GRAD@ Emory University Summer Institute Site Coordinator, Language Arts Teacher
...to never work harder than my students. Teaching the processes of learning and living in our classroom community makes for a more well-grounded and well-rounded learner...and a wonderfully balanced classroom experience.
Milken Family Foundation National Educator; Atlanta Public Schools System-wide High School Teacher of the Year; South Atlanta School of Health and Medical Sciences Teacher of the Year, 2011; PAGE Foundation STAR Teacher, 2006-2008; Stellar Teacher, 2001-2009; National Endowment for the Humanities Grant Recipient, 2005; Booker T. Washington High School Teacher of the Year, 2004; Atlanta Public Schools High School Transformation District Steering Committee; Georgia State Superintendent’s Advisory Council; Project G.R.A.D. Master Teacher 2004; Superintendent’s Mini-Grant Recipient, 2003; Atlanta Journal-Constitution Honor Teacher Nominee, 2003; Glen Burnie High School Business Advisor Commendation; Maryland Senatorial Citation for dedication in promoting excellence, 1999; Baltimore City Community College Outstanding Teacher, 1996-1997; Alpha Kappa Alpha Outstanding Young Woman, 1988; Outstanding Student-Athlete, 1989-1992; Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA Atlanta Public Schools Aspiring Leaders Cohort 3 Certification: Administrative Supervision, May 2006 The Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, GA M. Div. Theology, May 2004 Coppin State College, Baltimore, MD M. Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, June 2001 University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD B. A. English Education, May 1992
Professional Associations/Memberships: American Federation of Teachers; Kappa Delta Pi: An International Honor Society in Education, University of Maryland Eastern Shore Chapter, Inaugural President; Maryland Student Service Alliance, Fellow; P. T. S. A.; Helping Teens Succeed, Inc., Board Member; Yale National Initiative, Fellow and National Steering Committee Member, 2005-2006; Higher Standards Foundation, Inc. (501c3), Chief Financial Officer Workshop Presentations/Publications: Infusing Service Learning in the English Classroom; Cooperative Learning; Efficacy Practices for Effective High Schools; Varying Instruction in the English Classroom: Multiple Intelligences; Differentiated Learning; Making Hospitality Count; Violence Prevention and Media Literacy; Active Classroom Management Strategies; This is How We Do It: Strategies for Engaging the Reluctant Learner; Developing a Comprehensive Magnet Program; Career Exploration in Restructuring High School; On Common Ground: Building Blocks for Poetry: A Vertical Team Approach to Effective Poetry Analysis and Building Blocks for Poetry: Curriculum Reflection; The Odyssey: Seeing My Journey through Film; The Lenten Experience: A 40 Day Revival; That was Then, This is Now (in production)