Passionate and creative English and journalism educator with eight plus years in experience and an emphasis on integrating technology and online media skillfully into a rich curriculum, providing opportunities for growth in writing instruction, and constructing meaningful and active lessons that encompass all learning styles. From repeater tenth graders who read at a fourth grade level to AP English Language scholars, all students deserve an engaging curriculum with rich, supportive texts.
I am an active learner myself, so you'll find plenty of resources that get kids up and moving and transitioning into independent, paired, or group work. Students will explore issues that are ripped from the headlines as well as reaching into our past through a variety of lenses.
Teacher of the Year; Teacher Leader in curriculum development; ASNE Reynolds Fellow; Press Association Adviser of the Year
Bachelor of Science in Secondary English Education; Master of Education in Secondary in English Education; certified in English, Reading, and ESOL for grades 6-12; gifted certification for grades 6-12; AP English Language certification by College Board
An ardent Ravenclaw, I love buying everything off my Amazon book wish list, then regretting the purchases immediately (but not really because ... books). Self-proclaimed coffee and reality TV addict.