I am in my 22nd year of teaching, and I still love it. I have taught the following: 8th grade Language Arts and Social Studies; 9th and 10th grade standard and honors English; 11th grade standard, honors, and Advanced Placement English Language and Composition English; 12th grade standard English; college American Literature I and II.
My teaching style is hands-on and activity driven. I enjoy inventing different, innovative lessons that surprise my students. Students work in collaborative groups often and develop speaking and teamwork skills. Instruction should be rigorous, challenging, and fun.
National Board Certification 2003 National Board Re-Certification 2012 Masters in English Education Teacher of the Year at Wayne Early Middle College High School 2008 N.C. Teaching Fellows Scholarship County Writing Plan Committee
I received my B.S. degree in Secondary English Education from East Carolina University in 1995. I received my MAEd degree from East Carolina University in 2012.
My husband of 19 years is also a teacher. We have two beautiful daughters who keep us very busy. I am also a speaker/advocate/author for child sexual abuse awareness and prevention.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Health, Other (ELA), Life Skills, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, School Counseling, Character Education, Study Skills, Problem Solving, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Black History Month, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Early Intervention, Close Reading