I have been teaching for 22 years. During that time I have a wide range of experiences, including Theatre director, English teacher (honors, on-level, co-taught from 7-12th grades) and Speech teacher; as well as being involved in many extracurricular activities. I currently teach AP Language and Composition and am the English Department Chair. Visit my personal blog at www.carriewisehart.com
I am a strong advocate for sharing power in the classroom. I like my students to feel a strong sense of safety, ownership, and value. Their opinions actually contribute to the atmosphere of the classroom and they are highly motivated, inspired, and involved.
Teacher of the Year (Carroll HS) 2020 Teacher of the Year (Ohio) Top Three Teacher of the Year (2 years) - Broken Arrow, OK Featured on Oprah's Surprise Spectacular Tiger Eye Award - Broken Arrow, OK Lead Instructional Technology Teacher Common Core Curriculum Committee Teacher of the Year Nominee (NACS)
B.A. Vocal Performance/English Education - Olivet Nazarene University M.Ed Theatre - The Ohio State University M.S. Educational Leadership - Purdue University
I have a crazy princess and drama queen daughter who is 15. On her fifth birthday she told me, "Don't worry, Mom. Even though I'm 5 now, I'm still the same person." I was relieved.
English Language Arts, Balanced Literacy, Creative Writing, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, World History, Arts & Music, Visual Arts, Music, Drama, Education, ELA Test Prep, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Character Education, Short Stories, Writing, Child Care, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Poetry, Informational Text