10 years of experience teaching English Language Arts, including: 9th Grade English (including Honors classes), 10th Grade English (including Honors classes), 12th Grade British Literature, 12th Grade Multicultural Literature, and 12th Grade Speech (dual credit class). I have also taught ACT Preparation classes for high school students. Additionally, I have experience presenting at educational conferences and inservices; topics include educational technology, best practices in education, and effective collaboration in learning communities.
Student-centered learning. Writing-intensive curriculum. Focus on higher-order thinking skills. Attention to close reading and text-dependent questions. Aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
National Board Certified in Adolescent/Young Adult ELA. Member of Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society. PBS Learning Media Digital Innovator. Learn Zillion Dream Team Member. National Writing Project Fellow. Pearson's First Year Teacher eBook Contest Winner.
I have a Masters Degree in English with a specialization in American & English Literature. I also have a Bachelor of Science Degree in English and an Associate of Arts in General Studies.
In my spare time, I write a blog on educational technology. I also enjoy writing poetry, making necklaces, art journaling, and spending time with my husband, our daughter, and our two dogs.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, EFL - ESL - ELD, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Writing-Essays, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Close Reading