Taught English 9A, 9B and 9C; Coteach English 9A, 9B and 9C; English 10A and 10B; Public Speaking; Writing for Publications I and II; World History A and B; American History II. Taught in a semester system with 50 minute class periods and a trimester system with 70 minute class periods. Developed and revised English 9 and 10 curriculums, aligning them with State of Michigan High School Content Expectations and the Common Core with an emphasis on incorporating more grammar and writing. Created and implemented common assessments and guided highlighted reads for the English Department. Cotaught with a special education teacher and assisted in modifying curriculum. Helped develop IEP and 504 plans for students with disabilities. Created and implemented exams in Data Director; used results to monitor students’ progress and adjust teaching pace and focus. Incorporated technology into lessons including the use a SMART Board and clicker devices. Scaffolded lessons and used multiple intelligences and various modes of delivery during instruction. Evaluated, revised, and implemented a new tardy policy with a small committee of peers. Participated in and contributed during Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). Worked as a Room Supervisor and Test Proctor for MME and ACT tests. Maintained contact with parents and students via personal class websites. Established and fostered positive relationships with staff, parents, students, and community members. Organized four pep rallies to boost school spirit and highlight student athletes.
I like teaching the Classics in a way that students find relevant and interesting.
Nominated for Teacher of the Year in my building for 2013. Selected for Galileo Teacher Leadership in 2013.
Master of Arts (M.A.), Educational Psychology, Wayne State University Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Secondary Education and Teaching, Central Michigan University
I love what I do and hope to share that passion with others!