I have taught 7th and 8th grade English Language Arts for the past six years in a rural town in Washington State. I graduated from Washington State University with a degree in Human Development. I received a second Bachelors in Education from Central Washington University with a minor in Teaching English as a Second Language. I have completed my Professional Certification and Master's Degree through City University of Seattle.
I like a classroom that is heavily focused on student discourse and activity. I try to create lessons that appeal to different learning styles and personalities while still getting content knowledge across. I also enjoy of focusing on concepts that my students find intriguing and integrating that into my language arts classes - for example, I use the Holocaust as a jumping off point for historical fiction, 9/11 for creating fictional narratives, and bullying for writing research papers and building websites.
Kappa Delta Pi - Honor Society in Education
Graduated from high school in 2000 and attended Washington State University, earning a degree in Women's Studies and Human Development. The following year I returned to school to earn my teaching certificate and a second Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in ESL. In 2011 I completed my Master's Degree in English Language Arts as well as my Professional Certificate.
Mama to two beautiful kids and wife to the most amazing man on Earth.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Government, U.S. History, European History, World History, Computer Science - Technology, EFL - ESL - ELD, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Short Stories, Writing, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Test Preparation