I have a passion for creating order and encouraging students to creatively explore Literature and English. 21 years of teaching, mostly in secondary schools. I have also worked in primary schools as a Reading Recovery Teacher and Teacher Librarian.
Creative, thinking curriculum, open to new ideas, mixed with the all important basics and essentials.
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Majored in English and Teacher Librarianship at Melbourne University. Since then I have also undergone a great deal of professional development in Literacy, technology and learning.
I love teaching!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Earth Sciences, Environment, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, European History, World History, Middle Ages, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Physical Education, Computer Science - Technology, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), Australian History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, General Science, Library Skills, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Robotics, Asian Studies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Dance, Valentine's Day, St. Patrick's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading, African History