I have 13 years of experience working in education. My experience has not been limited to traditional classrooms. I have also taught 12-18 year old adolescents in a drug and rehabilitation center and adults in a community college. Additionally, I worked as the head librarian for 4 years in a K-8 school. I have had the opportunity to create lessons and instruct students from pre-kindergarten to college on a variety of subjects. After a long hiatus as a stay-at-home mom, I have spent the last 4 years teaching Literature and English to 7th and 8th grade students.
One thing I noticed when I returned to the classroom 4 years ago is that students do not have the attention spans they did years ago. My teaching style is a work-in-progress that is constantly evolving to meet the needs of middle school students. My goal is to create challenging and relevant content that encourages critical thinking and engagement. I am working to create materials that use current trends and topics to address the reading, writing, listening and speaking skills that are required of English classrooms.
Teacher of the Year 2018-19
Bachelor of Science in English Education
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Drama, Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, ESL / ELL / EFL, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, The New Year, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading