I've taught high school English for 7 years and currently work with preservice teachers in an alternative certification program. Outside of high school, I've worked teaching creative writing, ESL, test prep and college admission counseling, and worked as a corps member advisor for Teach for America. I've also scored the SAT Essay, TOEFL Speaking test, and written items for the PARRC assessment.
I teach ELA skills using contemporary and relevant short stories that engage students. In particular, I believe students benefit by reading texts by ethnic writers and writers of color.
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Hook' em Horns. UT Austin- B.A. English Master of Curriculum and Instruction at UH Specializing in Reading, Language Arts, and English Literacy
I enjoy selecting relevant and interesting contemporary texts for students and creating standards-aligned assignments and assessments. Jhumpa Lahiri, John Green, Amy Tan, and Stephen Chbosky anyone?