I have taught junior high (grades 6-8) for 9 years. I have taught English/Language Arts, Reading, Technology Applications, and U.S. History. Currently, I'm teaching 6th-8th grade Pre-AP English and have been for the past few years.
I am passionate about reading and literature and fostering a love of both in my students. I am a fan of differentiated learning and using authentic literature in the classroom. I am constantly making my own materials because I have a habit of using literature that doesn't already have ready-made materials!
2012 Teacher of the Year for my school district.
I earned my M.A. in Reading Education in 2006 and now I'm working on my Master of Library Science Degree. I hope to one day be a school librarian.
When I'm not reading, I'm probably thinking of ideas for school.