I have worked in a little rural district since my student teaching in 2012. My first class (during student teaching) was in an 8th grade ELA class. I loved it! That summer, I was offered a position as a 10th grade English teacher at the high school in the same district. I accepted and worked there until fall of 2017 when I am going back to my first love: middle school. I am going to teach 7th and 8th grade language arts at North Rock Creek in Oklahoma. I recently started aesthetically coordinating the worksheets I was already using. Hope you enjoy!
I cannot get through the day without laughter, color, and the occasional giant post-it. Much of what I do is hands on and requires the whole student to be involved.
My senior aide writes on a gold-star shaped sticky note for me every day. Some of my honors include, "Loving Lord of the Flies Too Much," "Being the Best Sophomore English Teacher at BHS," and "Getting Through the Day Without a 3rd Hour Aide" (when she was gone to take her AP tests). She's valedictorian and a published author so... you can trust her word.
I was homeschooled kindergarten-12th grade, which taught me a love for reading and learning. I attended Oklahoma Baptist University where I learned the importance of literature in our lives. I already knew what I wanted to be when I grew up, but every class I ever took at OBU kept pointing me to two things: literature matters because it tells us who we were, are, and will become and it lets us share are lives no matter when or where we are; and good, involved teachers (professors) make good, involved students.
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