I have been discovering the amazing mysteries and joys of language arts with 10th and 12th grade students in West Chicago for the past five years. Teaching has been my passion since I was a little girl playing school in my basement.
My teaching style would best be described as "discovery in the making". I approach each day with my students with an open mind and a hope to get side tracked into great, authentic discussion about literature, writing, and the world we live in. To learn more about my classroom, visit my blog! http://mudandink.blogspot.com/
I am a 2004 Golden Apple Scholar award winner and two time speaker at the National Character Education Forum. I am passionate about raising curious, driven, worldly, and caring young men and women!
I attended Illinois Wesleyan University from 2004-2008 and received a bachelor's degree in English. I later attended Concordia University Chicago from 2010-2012 and received my ESL certification and a Master's in Curriculum & Instruction.
I am happy to create custom products for you! Please inbox me for any ideas or projects that you have in mind and I'd be happy to work with you to create something challenging, creative, and linked to the Core!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Science, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, Other (ELA), Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Character Education, Study Skills, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, End of Year