I have been a 6-12 ELA and Social Studies teacher, Library Media Specialist, and Literacy Coach at a National Blue Ribbon School for the past 10 years, hold an M.A. in English, am a Writing Project Teacher Consultant, College Instructor, Grant Writer/Administrator, TpT Teacher Author, Blog Writer @ LiteraryWanderings.com, and a self-proclaimed Author Stalker and Travel Junkie.
I am passionate about getting to know my students and helping them grow each year as readers, writers, and life-long learners. I like to offer as many hands-on, student-centered projects and learning activities as possible, and I hope that I can empower, inspire, and encourage them to continue to seek, to learn, to be thinkers, problem solvers, and accomplished writers in real world applications.
Iditarod Teacher Travel Grant, Anchorage, AK - 2016 Louisiana Teacher Leader Summit, New Orleans, LA - 2014, 2015 National Writing Project Urban Sites Network Conference, Birmingham, AL, Vision & Voice Panel - 2013 Writing Project Teacher Consultant - Since 2011 Grant Recipient: “Innovative Ways to Publish Student Writing." 2010 Grant Recipient: “Cane River Creole Culture Writing Across the Curriculum.” 2010 Grant Recipient: “Honor and Duty on the Red River: The Civil War at Alexandria.” 2005 Grant Recipient: “Alexandria Bicentiennial Play: Village on the Red.” 2005
M.A. English, Concentration: Folklife and Southern Culture, Northwestern State University, 2007; B.A. General Studies, Minor in English, Northwestern State University, 2001; Alternative Teacher Certification: English 6-12, Northwestern State University, 2010; Library Media Specialist, Northwestern State University, 2010
I am a mother of a smart, handsome, football-playing, bull-riding young man and an exuberant Great Pyrenees, fiancee to an amazing man who understands my passion for teaching and spoils me with world travel, a lover of inspiring literature, a seeker of fresh, local foods, a yogini, an introvert, a historic preservationist, and a firm believer in quality time with friends and family.
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, U.S. History, World History, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Life Skills, Literature, Business, Instructional Technology, Library Skills, Products For TpT Sellers, Informational Text, Coaching