I completed my student teaching within an eighth and eleventh grade classroom. After, I taught sixth grade special needs in New York. I moved to Virginia in 2009, and have been teaching sixth, seventh, and eighth grade English ever since.
I use creativity and technology to teach in my classroom. I create assignments using movies, music, computer programs, projects, and hands-on approaches to engage the students. I also try and develop lessons that are relevant to students' lives today, and use a variety of skills and modern means to do so. I believe that learning should be as fun as it possibly can be, and I strive to make that possible for all my students!
Valent Teaching Scholarship, Creative Opportunity Odyssey of the Mind Scholarship, Edited and Published work through internship with GCOFA, Freshman Convocation Speaker for incoming students and current faculty, 2007, Scholars day essay participant, The Power Of Apparel in Schools, 2007, Recipient Of Excellence in Writing Award, SUNY Brockport 2007 Created Entire School Curriculum for Roots, Affixes, and Suffixes, 2013 Created Entire School Curriculum for Cross Curricular ALL SUBJECTS content practice and remediation, 2014 Teacher of the Month, 2014
I graduated from high school in New York with a regents diploma. Directly after, I attended the State University College at Brockport and received my B.S. in English Education. I achieved my New York State teaching license for both secondary (7-12) grades and grades 5 and 6 extension. I moved to Virginia and achieved my Virginia teaching license as well. I am also certified to teach Art grades k-12, I have my Masters of Art in Education, Curriculum and Instructional Technology, and am currently pursuing my PhD.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Education, English, Foreign Languages, History, Management, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Character Education, Study Skills, Basic Reading, Writing, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Halloween, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Test Preparation, Early Intervention, End of Year, Close Reading, Classroom Community