8th Grade Reading English Language Arts - 5 years 9th Grade English - 4 years 10th Grade English - 10 years
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I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in English Literature and Language in 2000 from the University of Maryland at College Park. My concentration was British Romantic Literature. In 2002 I graduated from Salisbury University with my second degree, Master of Arts in Teaching.
Hi! Education is in my blood; my mom taught in my school system for 30 years! I started in middle school as a reading enrichment and support teacher, which was an extremely valuable experience that regularly aids me in the language arts classroom. After three years teaching 9th grade English, I moved out of state for one year (another great experience!), then back to Maryland. When I came back, I happily accepted a job in my previous district (which, by the way, I am a graduate of!), but in another middle school. Much to my surprise...I love it! This age is so much fun, and they are so eager to learn! This is currently my sixth year teaching 8th grade ELA in this school. In the summers I teach 10th grade summer school, which has helped me stay in touch with the high school curriculum and standardized tests. On a personal note, I have been married to my best friend, Neil, for just over two years! We have two dogs, Agnes and Ty, who went on our honeymoon with us! We also have a cat, Curious Georgia, who loves are dogs immensely. I decided to post my first lesson on Teachers Pay Teachers after being asked to share by so many colleagues. Enjoy!