Education is about enabling one (and society) to live fuller, self sufficiently, and wisely. An educated person is capable of writing personal wedding vows, reading stories to their children, understanding/making political jokes, and even posing a credible argument to someone with whom with they disagree. Training young (or old) minds to think well and equipping them with tools is essential to society’s success.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from UNC Greensboro and currently hold a North Carolina teaching license for 6-12 grade English and Language Arts. My overall GPA upon graduation was a 3.48. I have successfully taken several courses in poetry, fiction, literature, technical writing, educational philosophy/theory, and the teaching of writing.
Since my graduation in 2004, I have continued to take professional development courses in classroom management, reading, writing, and differentiation.
I have been a full time English teacher for the past five years. In addition, I have also been a writing center consultant (university), a language arts/test prep tutor (private), a basic skills writing instructor (community college), and a 4th and 5th grade math and science tutor (summer program). I have taught special needs students, honors students, AP students, AVID students, home schooled students, students at an alternative school, elementary students, middle school students, high school students, and adult students.
I was a Fellowship of Christian Athletes adviser, where I led several students spiritually and academically. I have been a graduation project coordinator at two high schools where I helped to write the graduation project handbook, advise students during the project process and grade the project success/failure. Additionally, I have also been a praise team leader at my local church for four years.
STANDARDIZED TEST RESULTS
I have passed the Praxis II in several subject areas: Secondary Pedagogy, English Essays, Literature and Rhetoric, and Middle School Language Arts.