I'm a teacher by day and super hero by night. I rely on technology and imagination in order to foster higher learning. When students open their minds, they create their best work. I believe that student creations are the product of imaginations at their very best. Nothing in the world can match up to the imagination of a child. My goal as a superhero, aka teacher, is to foster the imaginations and cognitive minds of my students so that they can create a positive future for us all.
I have high expectations for my kids, a positive and upbeat (and often goofy) teaching temperament, and I run a classroom that requires respect and nothing but the best out of each student. Currently, I teach English and Academic Support in a college-prep high school, working this last year as a writing instructor, freshmen English teacher, and Academic Support moderator. Previously, I worked as the leader of Common Core alignment within my district, head of the English Department, and monitored the ESL programs within my school and lower grades. Because of my ESL training, my lessons tend to be divided between lecture/notes/discussions combined with in-class activities, group work, and school-wide activities. Simply put, I get bored doing the same thing every day so how could I expect my kids to sit through it, as well?
M.Ed- Graduated with Honors, 2010
Bachelors in English, UO Masters in Education, UO Endorsements in: - Middle/Secondary Language Arts/English - Middle/Secondary Social Studies - Middle- Various - Middle/Secondary ESOL - State Writing Scorer- OAKS- 2011-13 - SAT Essay Reader, ETS, 2014-Now - AP Language Reader, ETS, Now - AP Language and Literature- University of Texas - College Now, WR 121-23; ENG 104-06
I love my students. When that stops, I'm going to retire. :)
English Language Arts, Writing-Expository, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Government, U.S. History, World History, Other (Social Studies - History), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Study Skills, Writing, Writing, Oral Communication, Writing-Essays, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects