"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others." --Pericles
About Me ;)
I have been a teacher for 18 years, 16 of which I've been teaching English/Language Arts. I have been a teacher at Vandebilt, teaching 8th grade, for 9 years; I have recently taken on the English IV Skills class. Prior to that I taught middle school at a local private elementary school.
I have extensive experience in teaching middle-school children. I've attended numerous workshops at the state and national level to help me to understand the necessities of teaching children in this age group. I believe that one must continue to learn and evolve as a teacher in order to reach the students of today. I am presently piloting the "flipped classroom" approach in my own classes. I gave a presentation about this type of teaching concept at the 2012 LCTE Conference in Lafayette, LA, and I hosted a session at FlipCon13 Conference in Stillwater, MN.
I have recently been hired by the Bureau of Education and Research (BER) to conduct seminars to train teachers all across the country. I am so grateful for the opportunity to unite the two things I am passionate about--teaching and public speaking.