Langston Charter Middle School, English teacher (grades 6-9, single gender classes, experience with both all-boy and all-girl classes), 2005-present, Yearbook Staff Adviser, Langston Charter Middle School, 2011-present, Center of Excellence for Adolescent Literacy Teaching Consultant, Clemson University, 2006-2010, Single-Gender Initiatives Liaison, SC State Dept. of Education, 2007-2011, Single-Gender Initiatives Liaison, Wellesley College, 2011-present
Culturally relevant, social media integration into class study, cross-curricular, project-based, analytical thinking, kinesthetic-based learning
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English Education/Creative Writing, BSc, Bob Jones University, 2005, Adolescent Literacy Pilot Program, Clemson University, 2006-2010
Born and raised in Belfast, Northern Ireland, lived in Glasgow, Scotland (1989-1999), moved to the U.S. in 1999. Lover of music, family and friends, and most of all Jesus Christ, my Saviour. I'm a "foodie" who loves experimental cooking, baking, and sampling multi-cultural cuisine. I also love to entertain, opening my home often for food/social gatherings. Teaching single gender ELA classes, particularly high-risk boys, is my passion. I constantly seek new, innovative, relevant ways to motivate my students to reach their highest potential and achieve greatest success. Teaching brings me incredible joy, and I can't believe I am paid to do what I love!