6 years of teaching 7th & 8th grade ELA, and 8 years of high school tutoring experience. I'm also a National Writing Project consultant and writing team coach. I'm constantly involved with both the middle and high school "worlds", and I love all of these grade levels and their quirks!
I teach with a lot of technology and student-centered projects! I flip my ELA curriculum when I can, and create units in which students drive their own learning. Student motivation is very important to me, and we spend time in class talking about why the lesson matters to their futures.
National Writing Project Teacher Consultant; Conference presenter; Kappa Phi Kappa Award 2010
Bachelor's degree with honors in English Pre-Education, with minors in Professional Writing and Music. Master's degree in Integrated English Language Arts 7-12. Both degrees are from THE Ohio State University!
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, World Language, Latin, Other (Specialty), ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Autumn, Halloween, Winter, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Presidents' Day, St. Patrick's Day, Spring, For All Subjects, Summer, Informational Text, Test Preparation, End of Year, Classroom Community