I am in my fourth year of teaching and am loving every minute! I have taught all grades 7-12 English/English Language Arts, and even had a brief experience teaching grades 4-5 ELA, Science, and Social Studies. My heart is truly in high school, and I am currently a ninth grade teacher!
I love to make students utilize their critical thought to analyze the "gray areas" in literature. I always tell my students I will tell them where to look, but not what to see. I perform a lot of direct instruction, hands-on activities, and analysis. Holocaust Literature, Gothic Literature, and Shakespeare are my specialties, but I truly enjoy making every facet of English FUN and/or hands-on for my students.
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I recently graduated with my M.Ed. in 7-12 Special Education, and also hold my B.S.Ed. in 7-12 Comprehensive English Education. I am a Pennsylvania certified teacher.
I am also a yoga and dance teacher, so I love to infuse meditation, mindfulness, and self-awareness into my classroom!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Other (Math), Science, Astronomy, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), Music, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, General Science, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Mental Math, Close Reading