Certified English Language Arts teacher. eBook co-author: "TEACHER WARRIORS: 11 Strategies to [survive] thrive on the Battlefield of Education." Formatting guru. Bike rider and marathon runner. World explorer. Thinker. Optimist. Life-long learner.
My personal teaching philosophy is founded upon three basic principles: FLEXIBILITY, CONSISTENCY, and RELATIONSHIP-BASED TEACHING.
OCTOBER 2016: "Teacher Warriors" eBook presenter at North Carolina State University. AUGUST 2014-JUNE 2015: SanLee Middle School English Language Arts Chair. MARCH 2014: Lee County Schools "Webpage of the Month" winner and presenter. JANUARY 2014 Central Caroline Jaycees "Young Educator Award" nominee.
Bachelor of Science in Education - English major. Central Michigan University, graduated May 2011.
Always exploring new ideas: on my bike, on the Internet, in the mountains, and in the classroom. ALWAYS STRIVING FOR MORE!
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Specialty, ELA Test Prep, Life Skills, Critical Thinking, Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading