I'm a 6-year veteran of the ELA teacher tribe. I'm DPI certified in Wisconsin for ages 10-21, and have taught the gamut of high school English courses from remedial/workplace courses to Advanced Placement Language and Composition.
I prefer to infuse humor and pop culture in my lessons: I've found that the best way to reach teenagers is to get on their level and engage their interests outside of the English classroom.
I'm a "Distinguished Teacher" via the Educator Effectiveness Project
I'm a 2011 Graduate of the University of Wisconsin--Stevens Point with a bachelor's degree in English Education.
My specialty is student engagement through humor and pop-culture references in my lessons. I find that teenagers are more receptive to teachers that "get on their level" and show an interest in their lives and leisure pursuits--outside of trashy teen slang and doomed drama-rich relationships, that is! My teaching course of choice is AP-Language, so many of my lessons focus on teaching rhetoric, informational non-fiction, and improvement of writing skills. Thanks for stopping in!