I am a teacher and high school principal with 15 years of experience in schools. My teaching portfolio includes instruction in grades 6-12 in English Language Arts and Literature, Creative Writing, Journalism, Sociology, Introduction to Philosophy, American History, Government, and more. I have also taught literature at the college level.
I expect my students to take control of their own learning. I give them the tools they need, and I want them to seize the opportunity to learn something. I also lead by example by constantly challenging myself and discovering new things. In my classroom, I emphasize deep thinking and I encourage questions.
Certified lifetime teacher in ELA grades 5-9, English grades 9-12, and educational administration in the secondary grades.
BA in English Literature MA in English Literature / Ethnic Literature MA in Education / Educational Administration
Lover of all things related to humanities, literature and learning. I'm also a mom and a socially conscious citizen.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Anatomy, Earth Sciences, Other (Science), Social Studies - History, Ancient History, Civics, Elections - Voting, Government, Native Americans, U.S. History, European History, World History, World Language, Spanish, Arts & Music, Art History, Visual Arts, Graphic Arts, Other (Arts), Other (Music), Physical Education, Drama, Career and Technical Education, Health, Other (Specialty), British History, Geography, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Life Skills, Religion, Critical Thinking, Literature, Classroom Management, Professional Development, Business, Anthropology, Psychology, Economics , Character Education, Family Consumer Sciences, General Science, Criminal Justice - Law, Short Stories, Writing, Oral Communication, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, Physical Therapy, Black History Month, St. Patrick's Day, For All Subjects, Informational Text, For Administrators, Vocational Education, Coaching, Phonics, Close Reading, African History, Classroom Community