I taught middle school English Language Arts for eight years, held the position of English Department Chair for seven years, and also served as the staff advisor for the school literary magazine. Now, for the past five years, I have been an assistant principal for a K-6 school where I wear an additional hat as the school's writing coach for both students and staff.
My teaching style has never been static; rather, it is dynamic like any interesting storybook character. I evolve with my students and in response to their needs. I believe that the elements of English Language Art work in tandem and must be taught synergistically as much as possible. One cannot teach nor learn how to write without knowing how to read, and vice versa. I emphasize metacognition, equipping students with the skills to learn how to learn and how to engage the lessons as critical thinkers. Embedded in the best instruction lies a healthy balance among teacher-led lessons, independent work, and cooperative learning with attention to a multi-sensory experience. Kinesthetic learning is key. Along the way, I daydream that my students will gain an appreciation for the books we read and the concepts we learn with at least half as much gusto as I.
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I earned my Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude at Washington University in St. Louis with degrees in both Holocaust Studies and Writing. I later earned my Master of Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. Finally, I localled attended the Florida Atlantic University and completed my second Master of Education degree in Educational Leadership.
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