It is imperative that students see a connection between English Language Arts and possible career paths. I incorporate my professional experience, in national public speaking and working as journalism, into the classroom. Public speaking and journalism are great teaching tools for students to practice research, writing, and presentation of material. In this technology age, our students will be competing against individuals from all over the world. If our students can master an in-depth understanding of communications, we will provide them with a strong foundation to compete on the global scale.
I value the power of education and the effectiveness of coaching students one-on-one. In 2011, I created the Student-Teacher Conference Initiative. This initiative establishes a platform for students to address and discuss their own goals with my guidance and support utilizing the one-on-one setting.