I am a middle school teacher (grades 4-9) licensed in ELA, Reading, and Social Studies! I have taught from 4th to 8th grade, so I have been at both the high and low ends of that range. I also have a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership. My passion is making students love to write. It is such a difficult skill, yet one of the most powerful. I spend a lot of my time showing my kids how to enjoy it, which is what I then put into my products.
I fully believe in real-world application. Why are students writing an essay? To learn how to function in life beyond school, plus college or career. I want students to apply what they know and make a difference. I frequently ask them how they can use specific mindsets and assignments to change the world. For example: after researching dog breeds, my students reached out to a local rescue and set up a donation drive for them! They even made posters about each dog in the rescue and hung them up in the community to try to get them adopted!
Florida High Impact Teacher
I graduated from Bowling Green State University with a degree in Middle Childhood Education, Language Arts/Reading and Social Studies. My Master's of Education comes from Wright State University. My capstone project centered around curriculum creation!
I live in Ohio with my husband, daughter, and Puggle! We love to spend time together, watch hockey, exercise, and relax. I also love to read and watch Netflix. We're currently binging Game of Thrones, though!
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Other (Science), Other, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Presidents' Day, For All Subjects, Summer, Close Reading