---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 Bespoke ELA. She has taught high school English for 10+ 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.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Grammar, Vocabulary, Math, Social Studies - History, EFL - ESL - ELD, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), Literature, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Thanksgiving, Poetry, Informational Text, Close Reading