My teaching philosophy is centered around building lasting relationships with students; our classroom becomes a home and family of sorts, and within this environment students are more prone to take educational risks, ask burning questions, and (hopefully) become lifelong learners.
Students will experience group work, college-modeled seminar discussions, research-proven note-taking strategies, book-club style reading, and team-building activities within lessons developed to further understanding in literature and the craft of writing. As a teacher, I have the extraordinary task (and privilege) of not only equipping students with the skills and knowledge necessary for the next level of English, but for preparing them for life (and success) outside of the classroom.
What do you like about teaching at TBCS?
What keeps me teaching at TBCS are all of the opportunities and support from staff and administrators to try new things; creating a classroom that is a place to ask burning questions, read new things, and bring classic literature into the days of social media are how we make subject matter relevant to students. Students learn best when they're engaged; the freedom to be progressive in pedagogy allows teachers at TBCS to do all they can to create an engaging learning experience.
- Courses and Grade Levels:
- British Literature
- Contemporary Literary Themes
- English 2
- Certifications and Honors:
- Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society
- Williams High School (Texas) Teacher of the Year, 2012
- SC Teaching Certification
- AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) Certified
- 2016 TBCS Board of Trustees "Love of Teaching" Award
- Master of Arts—Humanities, Studies in Literature, University of Texas at Dallas—Richardson, TX
- Bachelor of Arts, English, Flagler College – St. Augustine, FL