Eleven years of teaching English/Language Arts to grades 6-12.
You have to do a little of every style to be most effective for every student; I mix my classes with self-selected reading and writing, small doses of lecture, moderate dollops of group work, and plenty of time for guided instruction.
In the past I have served as team leader and department chairperson.
BS-English/Communications Education, University of Nebraska-Lincoln MFA in Writing, University of Nebraska-Omaha
I'm passionate about everything language related, especially young adult literature. My goal has always been to make my students excited about reading and writing, too, and that's what I gear my assignments and projects to do.