Phone: 352-671-7770 (EXT: 57969
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Fine Arts: Creative Writing Master of Arts: Secondary English Education Florida Professional Teaching License Advanced Placement Literature Certification Advanced Placement Language Certification Currently working on my Reading endorsement
I became a teacher because education empowers us, and it can never be taken away from us. I am here to guide you along the way as you make your own meaning and find relevance in your learning. I am incredibly passionate about reading and writing. I love Young Adult fiction, 20th century American literature, and contemporary thrillers. I also read poetry every morning because words are powerful. I journal and write as much as I can outside of the academic setting. When I am not enjoying time with my daughters or my dogs, you will find me painting, collaging, reading, or writing. I also love refurbishing old furniture and antique hopping.
I have been a teacher for nine years. I have taught Advanced Placement Literature, Advanced Placement Language, English II/Honors, American Literature, British Literature, English III, English IV, and I have taught at the college level. As you can see, I am dedicated to my profession. As a life-long learner, I will never stop seeking new ways to strengthen my craft.
I was born and raised in South Orange, New Jersey. I earned my Bachelor of Fine Arts as a double major in Psychology and Creative Writing from Brooklyn College. I also hold a Master of Arts degree in Secondary English Education with a focus on Composition and Rhetoric from the University of Arkansas.
Here is my family and my two dogs. I can't wait to tell you all about them. More importantly, I can't wait to get to know you and hear about some of your life experiences.