I taught ELA and drama for three years in Missouri, and I've now been teaching ELA and creative writing in Texas for nearly four years!
I try to lighten the mood when I can with humor and bad puns. But I've also been known as a bit of a slave driver. It's probably because I teach a tested subject. ;)
Do elementary and middle school spelling bee awards count? But in all seriousness, I was awarded Sophomore Teacher of the Year for the 2015-2016 school year and nominated for Teacher of the Year in the 2016-2017 school year.
I graduated from high school in 2007. Four years later, I graduated from college with two bachelor's degrees--a BS in Theatre and a BS in Secondary Education-English. I'm hoping to start working on my masters soon, but I'm waiting for my husband to finish up his graduate work first.
I'm a crazy cat lady who also has a dog. I can always be bribed with chocolate or tea. I prefer NSYNC to Backstreet Boys. If I could wear boots, leggings, and giant ugly sweaters all year round (but not freeze my butt off outside), I'd be a happy camper. If it's a food flavored with pumpkin, mint, lemon, lime, or grapefruit, I will eat it in a heartbeat.
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