I have taught upper secondary and adults for 18 years. I have the best job in the world and continue to find great delight in my students and the content I teach.
I encourage my students to question and confront ideas. My class is interactive and hands-on. I have also had good success in modeling work and using samples to demonstrate good practices to students. I am a believer in personal and creative writing and character building as many of my students come from very difficult backgrounds.
My students have consistently scored 5-7 points higher in state testing than the highest scoring school district in our area. I know longer teach yearbook but when I did my yearbook program was recognized as a National Yearbook Program of Excellence for 5 years straight.
I have a Bachelor's degree in English, minor in Journalism and Bible. I have a Master's degree in Education, Supervision and Administration emphasis and am currently finishing up a second Masters in English.
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English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Physical Education, Drama, Career and Technical Education, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Problem Solving, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text, Test Preparation, Close Reading