I've been teaching for seven years in my own classroom, and I subbed full time while working on my master's degree the year before beginning my career. I currently teach the following subjects: - 9th grade English - 21st Century Communication - Photojournalism - 21st Century Journalism - Student Publications
I have a discussion-based style of teaching that encourages students to ask any and all questions, even if it means the course of the lesson changes. I believe my role as an educator is to create an environment in which students can experiment with a variety of skills and contents in a safe environment. I firmly believe that we no longer live in a world where memorization is necessary, but where communications, collaboration and respect are necessary every single day.
- 2011 - USD 230 Golden Goose award winner (local education association award) - 2015 & 2016 - nominated as USD 230 secondary level teacher of the year - 2015 & 2016 - advised publications that won top awards at local and state levels - 2017 - USD 230 secondary level teacher of the year - 2017 - named a Certified Journalism Educator by the Journalism Education Association
- 2009 - Secondary education (English & journalism) undergraduate degree from Kansas State University - 2010 - Master's degree in curriculum & instruction from Kansas State University
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