Middle School Language Arts, Accelerated Language Arts, ESL, AVID, High School English, Critical Reading (RtI Intervention)
I am definitely a hands-on language arts teacher. My students read a text and then create their own meaning from it by producing writing, visuals, and performances that not only reinforce what they understand, but also spread that understanding to the students in my class and often me.
Team Teacher of the Year 2005. Teacher of the Year Nominee 2011.
I have been fortunate enough to have excellent teachers who inspired me all through my schooling -- especially my 5th grade teacher. It was in 5th grade that I knew I wanted to teach. My good luck has continued, and I now work with inspiring teachers who continue to encourage me and model what truly great teachers do.
Busy wife and mother to 2 boys...love to read, craft, cook -- and, of course, teach!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Biology, Earth Sciences, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Health, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Business, Character Education, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Vocational Education