College: ENG 091; ENG 101; ENG102 High School, General Education: AP English Language and Composition (Dual Enrollment option); American Literature; English 10 Honors; English 9 Honors; Journalism; Yearbook High School, Special Education: Co-Taught American Literature; Co-Taught World Literature; Co-Taught Sophomore English; Basic (Resource) Sophomore English; Basic (Resource) Freshman English Middle School, General Education: English 8 Honors (Foundations of American Literature)
As a lifelong learner, I have developed an increasingly profound appreciation and belief in a constructivist approach in the classroom. My pedagogical experience has spanned from special education, to Advanced Placement courses, to community college. These teaching opportunities, as well as my own learning, have cemented the knowledge that each and every student can and will learn, but that learning will always look different, occur at varying paces, and be interpreted based on the individual and their experiences. I have been able to create a career out of sharing the knowledge I am continuously gaining about my passions: literature and writing, while creating relationships with students who unceasingly teach me about compassion, culture, the individual, persistence, struggles, breakthroughs, and triumphs.
PUBLICATIONS “John Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath: A Call to Action.” The Explicator 71.4 (2013): 255-258. PRESENTATIONS - Substance Abuse; presented at Williams Field High School staff meeting, February 2016 - Mental Health Insurance Parity; co-presented at National Mental Health Association Annual Conference, June 2004 - Juvenile Corrections and Mental Health; presented at National Mental Health Association Annual Public Policy Conference, October 2003
Northern Arizona University: M.A., English – General English Rio Salado College: Post-Bac, Special Education – Cross Categorical Arizona State University: B.A., Journalism - Emphasis in Public Relations
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