I have been a middle school teacher for 12 years in inner city schools. I have taught GATE/Accelerated, Benchmark, and Strategic English Language Arts, Journalism, Creative Writing, and Yearbook. I have created essay and creative writing, reading, test-taking, journalism, and yearbook curricula. I have trained teachers in writing, test-taking strategies, and literary analysis, and have been the language arts department head and the creator and facilitator of an annual spoken word event.
I was recommended twice for Teacher of the Year. Multiple awards for outstanding student growth in reference to district and state testing. Phi Beta Kappa Sigma Tau Delta
Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with the State of California State Board Approved English Teacher B.A.: University of St. Catherine - English/Creative Writing; Minor in Journalism MA: Antioch University Los Angeles - Clinical Psychology (in process)
I counsel students who are struggling academically, emotionally, and behaviorally.