This is my fourth year as a certified classroom teacher. I taught high school English for two years in Arizona and will be starting my second year of middle school in California.
I like for the learning in my classroom to be pretty student-centered, so I try and create activities where students can collaborate and produce their own work frequently. I also teach in a low-income area with a high number of Special Education students and English Learners, so scaffolding and guided notes are a must in my classroom. Next year I plan to switch to a standards-based grading approach which will be included in all the unit plans posted in my store!
I was awarded the "Rookie of the Year" award after my first year of teaching. I have also had the honor of serving on school PBIS committees at both schools.
I graduated from a college preparatory charter high school in Phoenix, Arizona. I then went on to Arizona State University where I received my Bachelors of Arts in Secondary Education: English. I will begin my Masters in Curriculum Instruction and Design in the fall through Western Governors University.
I have always loved to perform and spent many hours in theaters and dance classes. I even coached competitive dance teams for 8 years. I am happily married to a Seabee in the U.S. Navy and am a proud dog and cat mom.