---10+ years of high school teaching on every level, including A.P. Literature and Language/ Composition
---5+ years experience teaching Creative Writing
---Taught in three states in the US: Texas, Illinois, and New York in public, private, and magnet schools
---Bespoke ELA blogs at: bespokeclassroom.com & TeachWriting.org
My teaching style is all about discovery and finding ways to enable students to uncover knowledge themselves. Therefore, many of my lesson plans are student-centered. I am also known as "the writing teacher" because I believe that writing is the cornerstone of the English class and that every piece of literature should be selected for the sake of teaching skills and not simply because it's a "classic."
New Teacher of the Year- 2003
M.A. Literature- Northwestern University/ B.A. Literature- University of North Texas
Meredith is the founder and creator of TeachWriting.org and BespokeClassroom.com. She has taught high school English for 12 years in Dallas, Chicago, and New York City and holds a M.A. in Literature from Northwestern University. She has always had a connection to the written word-- through songwriting, screenplay writing, and essay writing-- and she enjoys the process of teaching students how to express their ideas. Meredith enjoys life with her husband, daughter, and sweet pups. Visit the Bespoke ELA blog at: BespokeClassroom.com.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Math, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading