I am an English teacher because I believe that there is intrinsic value in learning through literature, written word, and speech both as an individual, and as a whole. The focus of my teaching philosophy is critical and higher level thinking. I have a special interest in British and American literature, as well as journalism. I am extremely interested in working in a school that focuses their instruction on differentiation and accommodations to diverse learning needs. I am eager to continue using my acquired skills and education. In addition, I bring passion, dedication, and determination, in my students and myself. My goal is to take my knowledge and impart it on the youth of Jefferson County. I am particularly interested in this position because I want to teach students how to find joy in learning through these mediums. A technology based, family and student oriented community is an ideal community. I thrive in a community and school that incorporate all of these.
My teaching experience and college courses have enabled me to develop my skills in using many different types of media, most notably, technology, and I have thoroughly enjoyed putting those skills to good use during my time as a teacher thus far. I have gained deep interest and experience in the area of RTI, and look forward to displaying my knowledge of catering to students with specific learning needs. I believe that learning can be filled with enthusiasm, enjoyment, and passion for both the student and the teacher.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Cincinnati - Bachelors, Secondary Education
Graduate Degree: Indiana Wesleyan University - Masters, Teacher Leadership: Curriculum and Instruction
Reading, dog training, rescue, and music.
Basic Computer Literacy
College Level American Literature
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
Technology and Computer Science
What is your teaching philosophy?
Through summative and formative assessments.