6 years teaching experience: 2 years-8th grade Writing, 7th grade Writing, and 6th Grade AVID 2 years-6th grade Writing and 6th grade AVID | 2 years-Teacher Coach Student taught in high school setting: Sophomore English and Senior Creative Writing
I believe in hands-on learning with authentic tasks, embedding skill lessons in units that focus on empowering student voices.
2015 IACTE Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award (Illinois Association of Colleges for Teacher Education) | Sponsor and Co-Founder of school's literary arts magazine, which earned a rating of Excellent by the National Council of Teachers of English | University of Illinois Bronze Tablet scholar--denoting that I graduated in the top 3% of my class
Graduated with Bachelors in English and Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2013 | Graduated with Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with ESL/Bilingual Education concentration in August 2017 Endorsed to teach: English Language Arts: 6-12 Spanish: 6-12 Social Studies: 6-8 Soon: ESL 6-12
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Specialty, Science, Social Studies - History, For All Subject Areas, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Study Skills, Writing, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry