I have currently been teaching 8th grade English for four years. I have also taught an 8th grade level English I class for honor students for three years.
I love to use class novels as a way to get students to read. I focus on working with the students one on one to help them find novels that they will enjoy and therefore help them to become stronger students. I love giving students the chance to talk and learn together instead of just relying on the teacher to give them the answer. I keep a Star Wars themed classroom so that students can see it is okay to be who they are as well as using it to help them make connections with literature and pop culture.
Literacy teacher of the year 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year 2017-2018
I graduated Winthrop University with a degree in English for Secondary Education. During my stay at the university I was able to add on a certification with middle level education. I am currently working on a master's degree for a Reading Specialist add on certification as well as finishing up classes for the Read to Succeed Act in South Carolina.
I love Star Wars and have a wonderful husband and two dogs who give me the chance to bring in as much Star Wars into our lives as possible.