In 2007 I left a communications position to peruse teaching and I've never looked back! I have spent all of my time in a middle school environment throughout the school year and some summers with high school foreign exchange students. I have always loved literature and analyzing the multiple meanings, wording, and so on. Everyday I try to instill that love in the classroom with engaging and creative activities.
In my classroom I mix modeler and facilitator styles. Modeling is key to understanding and growth which is why I use that method with new concepts and more advanced concepts. I also incorporate the facilitator style because I feel it's very important for students to have the opportunity to come to conclusions on their own or with groups. I think that exploration helps build both problem solving and creative skills.
*Top 25% performer in county 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11 (program was terminated in 2011) *Teacher of the Year nominee 2013-2014 *Gifted Education Specialist 2017-present
*Bachelors from University of North Florida - major in communications, minor in writing *Transition to Teaching *ESOL certified *Gifted certification
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English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Specialty, Social Studies - History, Government, Arts & Music, Other (Arts), ELA Test Prep, Other (Social Studies - History), Other (ELA), Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, Literature, Writing, Poetry, Tools for Common Core, Informational Text