I have been an English teacher and track coach for the last seventeen years! During this time, I taught at the eighth grade level for ten years, took some time off to have twins, then got back into the district at the high school level. I have had the opportunity to present at numerous educational and technology-related conferences including our state Middle-Level Conference, and TIE Conferences. I have completed the Laying the Foundation Pre-AP Institute. I also working with the South Dakota Department of Education as an internet consultant to create the SDEDWeb.
I advocate the use of technology and hands-on activities in my teaching. Since I teach in a 1:1 computer school (each student has a laptop) my activities frequently incorporate the use of technology. I also strive to create a close reading activity (an activity that CLOSELY examines the author's style) for each major work of literature I teach. My lessons focus on the Common Core Standards.
USWEST technology in education grant winner KSFY teachers that matter award 15 year teaching service award
Bachelor's of Arts from Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD Laying the Foundation Pre-AP Institute Technology for Teaching and Learning Institute
I teach ninth, tenth, and eleventh grade English classes at Chamberlain High School in Chamberlain, SD. I also coach track.