7th Grade English teacher, 10th Grade English teacher, 11th Grade AP English teacher, 12th Grade English Teacher Adjunct Professor Vice Principal (Academics), Testing Coordinator, Instructional Coach, High School English District Coach, Master Mentor Teacher, Lead Writer, Chief Editor, and published journalist and author of various articles.
Student-centered direct instruction with critical and layered higher-order questioning, while modeling passion and scholarship, and creating opportunities for meaningful performance-based assessment. The larger meaning or purpose behind the learning comes first, as concepts for life and the larger world that can pertain to anyone are at the heart of vastly relatable lessons. I strive to create passionate, life-long learners who progress into life beyond high school with real purpose and drive to make a positive difference.
Drew University's 41st Annual Scholar of Shakespeare Award Recipient
Master of Arts in Teaching English at Drew University; Bachelor of Arts in English and Writing at Drew University
Cross-country & track coach, sports journalist, distance runner, ice hockey player, tournament bass angler
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Math, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Physical Education, Drama, Health, ELA Test Prep, Literature, Professional Development, Character Education, Instructional Technology, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text, For Administrators, Coaching, Close Reading