Hi! I'm Beth, and I'm so happy to meet you! I have over 22 years of experience teaching English. I have a BA in English and an M.Ed. with an emphasis on Reading.
One thing that makes me successful is that I recognize the essential truth of any classroom, whether online or in-person: students must feel comfortable and safe being themselves in order to learn. I am committed to preserving an accepting classroom environment that is constructive and safe.
My strength is in working with people for whom the subject of English is a challenge and in building relationships with my students that allow them to be vulnerable enough to take risks.
If you are ready to dive in to strengthening your skills, I'm here to help!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Arlington - Bachelor in Arts, English
Graduate Degree: Texas A M-Commerce - Master of Fine Arts, Reading Teacher Education
In addition to teaching, I am also a professional novelist. I have written 5 books for teens and 1 creative non-fiction book for trauma survivors. For me, writing is like breathing. I also love animals: I have 3 dogs, a cat, 2 Nigerian dwarf goats, and I feed the menagerie of wildlife that live in the woods around my house.
Elementary School Reading
Elementary School Writing
High School English
High School Level American Literature
High School Writing
Middle School English
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing