BA in English from the University of Connecticut, earned 1998
BS in Education from the University of Connecticut, earned 1998
MA in Education from the University of Connecticut, earned 1999
National Board Teaching Certificate in Adolescent/Young Adult English/Language Arts, earned 2006 (renewed 2016)
2007-present Parkland High School Allentown, Pennsylvania
Taught English/Language Arts to students in grade 11, focusing on vocabulary and grammar development, analytic reading and writing, SAT preparation, through the lens of British Literature. Aims to utilize classic literature as a way to reflect on human nature and the current world. Heavy emphasis on analytic thesis and evidence-driven writing. Has taught AP Language and Composition since September 2015. Advised the Debate Team from September 2012 to the present.
1999-2007 Roosevelt High School Seattle, Washington
Taught English/Language Arts to students in grades 9-12. Classes taught included grade 9 English in a blocked setting with history, science, and health courses; grade 10 English; classes for grades 11 and 12, including Creative Writing, Journalism, Modern World Literature, and Literature and Social Justice. Co-founded, developed, and carried out school-wide mentor program that connected all incoming freshmen to upperclassmen mentors to ease the transition from middle to high school. Co-facilitated the “Hands for a Bridge” program, which provided students the opportunity to travel to South Africa or Northern Ireland in order to explore issues surrounding social justice in their local, regional and international communities through intensive artistic dialogue. Facilitated HFB program in South Africa during exchange travel in 2005, 2006, and 2007. Advised the Knitting Club and the Rider/Riderette Dance Team.