This is my third year teaching full time. I graduated college in 2014 with a degree in English and Secondary Education. My first two years were spent teaching 6th, 7th, and 8th grade English Language Arts at a Title I school-- where I taught mostly SPED students and English Language Learners. I enjoyed the challenge of working to meet the needs of all of my students. I currently teach mixed classes of 7th and 8th graders-- I teach 1 section of advanced 8th grade standards English Language Arts, 1 section of 7th grade standards Math, and 2 sections of 7th grade standards Science to gifted and talented students. I enjoy my new challenge of teaching both Math and Science which are subjects I have never taught before. I love working with middle schoolers as they begin to define themselves and make important life choices.
The school I work at is a blended learning school where each student is provided their own laptop-- this means that I utilize technology a lot in my classroom (I know not everyone has the resources that I am provided). My school is for gifted and talented students who don't necessarily do well in traditional classroom settings thus we focus a lot on experiential and project-based learning. My goal is to get my students to love learning and engage in high-level discussions.
Limited Resource Teacher Training Fellow Summer 2017, Colorado Harmony Project Grant Recipient 2015, Board member for National Council for Teachers of English at Metro State University of Denver, NRHH- Bronze Pin Award for leadership, Cunningham Foundation Video Award Winner
Bachelor's degree from Metropolitan State University of Denver 2014 Major: English Minor: Secondary Education Passed PRAXIS for Secondary English and Elementary Ed. PRAXIS
I am the youngest of three (with two older brothers), I live in Colorado which is my home-- I don't think I could ever live in a state that didn't have mountains.When not teaching or planning, I love traveling, exploring, hiking, bar trivia, soccer, and more.