I have almost 20 years experience in education. My class has a tradition of academic excellence and personal achievement, annually scoring the highest EOC Scores in the district and region I work in - 10 of my students have earned perfect scores on the LEAP2025 English II EOC state assessment. Most of my experience is teaching high school English and journalism classes; however, for several years I taught an art history class and was also a librarian/media specialist. I teach all levels--from honors students to special education students; therefore, I'm constantly modifying my assignments to fit my students' needs.
I will never stop trying to foster authentic relationships and rapport with my students because I understand the importance of developing well-rounded students who are prepared to enter society experiencing success and balance. Additional, it is imperative that I foster opportunities for students to develop creativity and critical thinking skills while being held to a high standard of rigor and personal maturity in my classroom no matter how many practice standardized tests I must give. In my opinion, it is more important to prepare students who can think independently and creatively than to prepare students who can score well on a standardized test - there is more to a child than what is demonstrated on these benchmarks.
• Highly-effective high school teacher who excels in cultivating and maintaining positive and productive relationships with all educational constituencies including parents, students, administrators, and the community. • Strong instructional leader with significant education experience and solid foundation in best practices for all content areas with a focus on using Learn Zillion Guidebooks. • High School English Department Head responsible for facilitating engaging learning experiences to support teachers in integrating new ideas and approaches into their current practices by helping teachers develop action plans based on curricular materials including lesson plans, tasks, student work, and formative assessments. • Louisiana Mentor Teacher with the necessary knowledge and skills to effectively coach and support new and resident teachers acting as an intricate component in the leadership pipeline for talented local educators.
Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership MASTER OF ARTS IN EDUCATION/CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
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