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.
PreK, Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff, Not Grade Specific
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