I am so excited I get to be your English teacher this year! I look forward to a wonderful year of growth and achievement. In both English I Pre-AP and English IV AP, we will be reading, writing, and discussing. We will analyze, discover, and uncover the beauty and power of a variety of text genres. Teaching is one of my passions, and I design every lesson to engage you while honing the skills you need for college and beyond. Here's a little bit more about me...
I'm passionate about reading. I like to write, but I know how hard it can be. I look forward to discussing books with you all and finding out what you like (and do not like) to read and your favorite genres. I will also help you with every and any aspect of writing to ensure your skills are more than college ready. I am open to suggestion with books to read. In fact, I've read many wonderful novels based on student recommendations. Every time I go to a book store, it's ridiculous how many books I buy!
I hope your summer was a balance between resting and activity. If you did something wonderful and amazing, I'd love to hear about it. If you stayed home and hung out, I'd love to hear about that too. Regardless, I hope you are recharged. On a personal note, I have a seven year-old Cedar Creek Elementary second grader who is the joy of my life. You'll hear me mention her often. She likes to draw on my board when she visits my classroom, so if there is an interesting drawing on it, chances are, she was here. I do not possess art skills in the least. Chloe likes coming to my classroom.
Please know my door is always open.
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” — Joyce Carol Oates
“A book, too, can be a star, a living fire to lighten the darkness, leading out into the expanding universe.” — Madeleine L’Engle