I've been teaching English/Language Arts for nearly 20 years. My teaching experience has included both elementary and middle school subjects: history, language arts and science. I have an equal number of years teaching 5th grade all subjects as well as 7th grade ELA and Science.
Prior to working in education, I was a journalist, so I love to help students tell a story, organize their thoughts and put together powerful pieces of writing.
When I'm not teaching, I'm probably outside in my garden, down by the pool, or in a lake somewhere. I love spending time with my grown children and with my two pups. I'm also teaching myself to quilt.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Southern Mississippi - Bachelor of Fine Arts, Journalism
Graduate Degree: Texas State University-San Marcos - Master of Arts Teaching, Language Arts Teacher Education
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