I completed my student teaching in 2013 with Mrs. Dale Scott in Lumberton, North Carolina. After completing my degree I was offered a position at SandHoke Early College High School in Hoke County North Carolina. I took the position in 2013 and continue to serve Hoke County students.
I consider myself a follower of the facilitator school of teaching. I run a very student centered classroom and my instruction tends to be based on units or themes. My style in the classroom, however, is very eclectic. I like everything from direct instruction lecture to flipped classroom and PBL. I try to make sure that I am adjusting my teaching style to fit the needs of my learners while still encouraging them to experiment with styles outside of their comfort zone.
There are several awards and honors that I have been pleased to accept. This year, my students honored me by voting me teach of the quarter for the school. I was also honored by my staff, who voted for me to win a small grant through our county. On a professional level, my co-teacher Lauren Cuff (of Mrs. Cuff's Classroom) and I were invited to both of the High Schools That Work Conference sessions to present our classroom model as a Best Practices Presentation. We have been invited back this year to present our results.
I come from a family of educators and I am a 4th generation teacher. I pursed my own educational path through the UNC school system. I graduated from UNCP in 2013 and I have continued my educational journey through PD and classes. I have also studied to add more certifications to my licence, including the Praxis II for History which I passed in 2014.
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