* Humanities Department Head * 7+ years teaching English and Social Studies (7-12) * Curriculum Writer * Former Philadelphia public school teacher * Currently a San Diego public school teacher
Practical, high-interest, and light-hearted
Teacher of the Year
Temple University, B.A. in History Temple University, M.Ed.
As a public school teacher in Philadelphia, the majority of my students were 2-3 years below grade level. The textbooks were too advanced, we had limited computer access, and they were getting frustrated. As Department Head, I had the added pressure to increase test scores. This is when I began making Common Core Aligned, high-interest, and EASY to implement materials.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Civics, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, World History, Arts & Music, Drama, Health, Other, ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Winter, The New Year, Martin Luther King Day, Black History Month, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Test Preparation, End of Year, Close Reading