We each have over 4 years of teaching experience in a Tltle 1 School, implementing AVID as well as AP techniques. Together we have taught English I, II, III, and IV (on-level and honors for each), along with AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, Literature in Film, and AVID.
We are big proponents of utilizing cross-curricular connections and creating assignments that relate to students' everyday lives.
2015 Union High School Teacher of the Year (Amber Rinka).
Watson School of Education at UNC Wilmington for undergrad and post-grad in Education, Morehead State post-grad English. BFA English with concentration in secondary English education (Jason and Amber) Masters in Education (Amber) Masters in English (Jason, Fall 2016) AVID Certified (Amber and Jason) AP Language and Composition Certified (Jason) AP Literature and Composition Certified (Jason) AIG Certification (Amber)
We met at our first teaching jobs, across the hall from each other in the English department. We were married in 2014 and have a beautiful daughter named Riley, along with two dogs of varying degrees of usefulness, Kaiden and Daisy.