I have taught for the last twenty-four years and have spent the majority of my career in grades 6th-8th. I have some high school and elementary experience as well. I am a certified C.R.I.S.S. trainer, a Florida Reading Initiative trainer, and have experience teaching technology workshops for teachers as well as students. I am currently serving as a library media specialist in a middle school and I teach one 8th grade Advanced ELA class and two 8th Grade ELA class with mostly struggling readers. I am also responsible for helping failing students with credit recovery. I use my materials with these classes and I share with others at my school to help teachers in all subject areas improve their lessons.
I am a firm believer in "Edutainment" and work hard to keep learning fun and meaningful. I love technology and incorporating it into my lessons.
Teacher of the Year 1999 and 2015, Technologist of the Year 2001, Exceptional Writing Teacher Award (multiple years) (Highest writing scores in the district).
Graduate of Fort Valley State College M.A in Middle Grades Education with concentrations in reading and music. Certifications in Middle Grade English and Library Media Science
Visit my website at http://whatteachersneed.com
English Language Arts, Creative Writing, Writing-Expository, Reading, Vocabulary, Specialty, Science, Arts & Music, Graphic Arts, Career and Technical Education, Other (Specialty), Life Skills, Gifted and Talented, Critical Thinking, For All Subject Areas, Literature, Classroom Management, Library Skills, Basic Reading, Study Skills, Short Stories, Writing, Reading Strategies, Writing-Essays, Holidays/Seasonal, Back to School, Poetry, For All Subjects