10 + years teaching in the public school system, in the cities and suburbs.
I believe in rigorous work for students that is not rote, and that cannot be completed without thought and struggle. I believe in designing assessments that are different from anything the students have seen previously, that are visually appealing and academically significant. I believe in fun, hands-on, interesting materials. I believe in the teacher's responsibility to create assessments that minimize the likelihood of plagiarism or cheating.
District recognition in the areas of: - Curriculum writing and implementation - Creating a community within the classroom - Theatre arts and Shakespeare promotion - Anti-plagiarism campaigns - Drama, public speaking, and presentations
Bachelors in English Education and Educational Theatre Masters in Literary and Critical Studies Study Abroad in India, Mexico, Italy, and Scotland Intense Shakespeare study Theater and improv training
In addition to teaching, I direct school and community theater and design sets. I run a small business that designs custom Shakespearean lesson/unit plans for individual teachers - contact me if you are interested! www.shakespearelessonplans.com
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Drama, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading