I have worked as a substitute teacher with students from kindergarten to high school in a variety of subjects, as well as working as the editor of the Arkansas Tech University literary magazine. I received degrees in both Creative Writing and Theater at Arkansas Tech University by working hard as a full time student, while also working part time as a server. During this time, I learned the value of hard work and how important it is to do something that you love.
I recently moved to Colorado in order to continue my education. I will be pursing a graduate degree in Creative Writing beginning this summer. I am very passionate about writing and I want students to share in that passion. Through writing I have learned to be a more empathetic and compassionate person. Outside of school I also enjoy yoga and playing video games like Super Mario Bros. I often use my knowledge of video games to relate concepts to students. I love animals and spend a lot of time watching documentaries about them with my dog, Ellie. I am very patient with students. While I value hard work, I also want students to become passionate about their work. I strive to make learning an experience in which students can express themselves.
Arkansas Tech University - Bachelors, Creative Writing