Fifth-year teacher. Taught 8th grade one year, and migrated to a high school to teach English I to an all-9th-grade schedule 4 years ago.
I take a realistic approach to teaching. I have very high standards but do not sweat the insignificant things that won't matter in the long run. I strive to stay relevant to my students by creating engaging lessons that mix their cellphone-Facebook-pop culture world with my standards-based curriculum. On a good day, we have the best of both worlds going on in my classroom :) I also believe classroom management is the key to everything.
I'm a 3-time presenter at my state professional organization conference (SCCTE), and 1-time presenter at the SREB High Schools that Work regional conference in Nashville. Just trying to do my best and stay current.
BA in Journalism and Master's in Secondary English Education from the University of South Carolina
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