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. Google Certified Teacher. 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'm currently working on my Doctorate in Education with plans to graduate in May! I have a Masters Degree in English (with a specialization in American and English Literature) and a Bachelor of Science Degree in English.
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, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Psychology, Instructional Technology, Criminal Justice - Law, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Poetry, Black History Month, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Close Reading, Classroom Community