I have been teaching since 2000. I began my career at an inner city school with a high minority count in a poverty stricken area. I moved in 2002 to a larger school district in a suburban school area. I have also been a curriculum facilitator and an English department chair where I have worked with the Common Core and Michigan State Standards. I have taught IB Language and Literature Standard Level, IB Psychology Standard Level, Psych II, English 9, English 10, English 11, English 12, World Literature, Honors World Literature, British Literature, Contemporary Fiction, Contemporary Nonfiction, Women's Literature, African American Literature, Honors African American Literature, AP Language and Composition, Honors English 10, Title I, Young Adult Literature, and team taught ELA classes.
Group discussions, cooperative learning, and teacher as facilitator are some of the most important aspects of my classroom. I like activities, essays, and reading that the students can relate to and enjoy.
Outstanding Person in Education Award 2010 Employee of the Month (first ever) October 2009, 2012, and 2015 Who's Who in American High School Teachers (numerous times) Most Principled Award 2016 Outstanding Teacher of the Year 2015
College: Saginaw Valley State University - B.A. (English / Psych) Saginaw Valley State University - M.ED. Graduate Level Professional Development: Fresno Pacific University - Literature
In the future, I plan on creating entire novel units for Catalyst, Twisted, Uglies, Shooter, and Whale Talk. I have great ideas and connections for young adult literature in the classroom. If you have any questions or would like any suggestions, please feel free to contact me.