I have been teaching for 14 years. I have taught grades 8-12 as an ELA and special education teacher. I have also been teaching AP Language and Composition for 8 years. I have a Bachelor's degree in English, a minor in History, and a master's degree in Reading.
I believe in exercising patience, especially with my high school classes of mixed abilities. I have students who have IEPs, 504 plans, and a multitude of issues going on at home. Most of my students come from the inner city, so my teaching style is structured, which is what they need, but also fostering a relaxed environment, which most of them do not have at home. I try to make it as easy as possible for all of my students to be successful.
Lead Teacher 2014-2015
University of Delaware, Newark, DE (2004) Bachelor of Arts in English Major: English Minor: History Master's Degree in Reading Licensure/Certification: Secondary Education English Language Arts Study Abroad: London, England (2003) Successfully completed PRAXIS I, II Successfully completed PRAXIS II for Special Education
I have two children who are in Elementary school. They are involved in MANY activities such as Odyssey of the Mind, Girl Scouts, and Karate.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Special Education, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading