I have taught grades 9-12 English and Honors English in the public school system. I have also taught for Upward Bound Math & Science at the University of Delaware.
I love to be engaged, energetic, and passionate in both my learning and teaching. I love to provide unique experiences that resonate with all students. I am constantly reflecting, learning, and making changes.
Awards: 2018 Cecil County Teacher of the Year 2018 Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalist 2019 Maryland NEA Foundations In Teaching Excellence Award – California Casualty Award 2019 Yoobi 10 Teachers List News: U.S News & World Report – Instagram for High School Teachers 101 Cecil Whig – Behind the Door of G115 BuzzFeed, HuffPost, CBS Baltimore, Inside Edition, PopSugar – Interview on my Harry Potter Classroom Cecil Whig – What You Don’t See
Towson University – Wilmington, DE M. Ed in Educational Leadership – 2019 to present University of Delaware - Newark, DE BA in English Education – 2009 to 2013
I have taught at the high school level for 9 years. I coordinated the publication of my students’ autobiographical book, Behind the Door of G115 and its sequel, What You Don’t See. I work with the 9th grade curriculum writing team at the county level, and at the school level, serve on a variety of committees and initiatives. I have a passion for using social media as a collaborative educational tool, and I interact with over 60,000 followers on Instagram daily. I am one of the main presenters for the Keeping the Wonder Workshop, a hands-on professional development event designed for secondary English teachers. In addition, I present on various matters relating to education at the school, county, and national level.
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading, Grammar, Spelling, Vocabulary, Specialty, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Special Education, Other (Specialty), Other, ELA Test Prep, Other (ELA), For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Writing, Reading Strategies, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Christmas/ Chanukah/ Kwanzaa, Products For TpT Sellers, For All Subjects, Informational Text, Close Reading