I am a DCPS English teacher. I have taught 11th grade English and will be a Reading Specialist for 9th and 10th grade this coming year. I'm also currently pursuing a Masters of Science in Education through Johns Hopkins where I am learning even more about how to be the best culturally responsive teacher I can be. Before working in DC Public Schools, I studied English at Sewanee: The University of the South and worked there as a writing tutor for three years. I love examining a good story with my students and guiding them through the process of drawing out a text's greater relevance to their own lives. I also enjoy helping young writers develop their own personal style and voice as they learn the mechanics of writing essays.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Sewanee-The University of the South - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Johns Hopkins University - Master of Science, Education
ACT Composite: 32
ACT English: 36
ACT Reading: 34
When I am not at work, I enjoy hiking in Rock Creek Park, reading modern fiction, and cooking for my friends.
College Level American Literature
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing