I have taught ELA for the past 22 years in North West Missouri. My experience includes: ELA 9, ELA 10, ELA 11 (my favorite, but don't tell), Career Prep for 12, Creative Writing Poetry & Prose, Creative Writing Film, IB Theory of Knowledge. I have also taught professional graduate courses for Baker University for the past 7 years including Multicultural American Literature and The Creative Process.
I try to find ways to make ELA more hands-on, more interactive, and more engaging for students. With high expectations and meaningful & rigorous assignments, my students know busy-work does not equal learning. I provide a conferencing method that allows for individualized student attention which my students appreciate.
National Board Certified Teacher; Who's Who Among America's Teachers; Dean's Honor Award at Baker University
University of Central Missouri - BSE, English/French; Baker University - MLA, Literature/Art; University of Missouri, Columbia & Northwest Missouri State University - Doctorate - EdD. Educational Leadership
I'm just a farm girl and self-professed nerd from North-West Missouri.