I have taught English and Creative Writing on the high school level for 16 years. I have also led countless writing workshops and staff development workshops.
I love engaging with my students, meeting them wherever they are and inspiring them to dream big.
Durham Public Schools Teacher of the Year Milken National Educator Award Butler-Cooley Excellence in Teaching Award UNC Chapel Hill Young Alumni Award
B.A. in English and Creative Writing, UNC Chapel Hill M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction, Harvard University
In addition to teaching, I am the author of five books, as well as a freelance editor and a regular guest lecturer on issues of urban education.