I have been teaching English and Drama now for ten and a half years.
I love to think up ways to engage and support students of all different learning styles. I spend a lot of time locating engaging texts from a variety of sources and creating lessons around those texts that empower students and ask them to think deeply. I do my best to give students the tools to learn and grow, as well as motivate them to do both. I'm also a great believer in fun in the classroom. Lessons do not have to be dry and dull in order for them to to be rigorous, but you already know this; after all, you shop at TPT. Okay, I will now officially get off my soapbox. Thanks for stopping by!
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I have a bachelor's degree in English and in Theatre. I have a master's degree in English Literature with a certificate in the teaching of Rhetoric and Composition.
Before I taught, I acted in a number of plays and in an improv company. I always loved to write and penned a couple of plays (one was okay), several short stories, and a lot of essays! I also worked as a teacher's aide in a county classroom serving children with special needs. My husband and I are extremely proud of our three nearly grown sons.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Music, Drama, EFL - ESL - ELD, Life Skills, Literature, Classroom Management, School Counseling, Study Skills, ESL / ELL / EFL, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Thanksgiving, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Halloween, The New Year, Valentine's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Tools for Common Core, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Coaching, End of Year, Close Reading