I have been teaching history at Roanoke Valley Early College for 4 years and have exceeded growth and received 85%+ proficiency each year working!
Technology driven, student engaged, high level thinking, reflection based, and of course student writing is all incorporated into my classroom. It is important to make learning fun and relatable. If your students aren't having fun, they will not learn! Think about what you know, it is linear to your passions. Make the passions align and you will see great results. My resources touch on those passions, but also make it engaging for students, as well as resourceful so that any student can succeed. I found in my experience that reading and understanding text can be very difficult. With my SOAP strategy worksheets, students can enjoy history just as much as we do!
December 2014 Teacher of the Month Teacher Instructional Coach Master Lead Teacher- Rigor 2017 Teacher of the Year
BA History & Education- Monmouth University Master of Science in Education- Johns Hopkins University
I am a teacher in rural North Carolina that has had tremendous success in pushing student achievement. Our school has earned recognition by US News and World Report as one of the best high schools in the country, and was as a top high school in North Carolina by Newsweek in 2015, as well as #147 Nation wide for schools that beat the odds. I am a quiz bowl coach of a championship quiz bowl team, year book advisor, and National Beta Club Advisor.