Education

I graduated from Florida State University's College of Education with a major in English Education in 2008.

I hold the following endorsements/ certifications:

English Education, Grades 6-12

Middle Grades Integraded, Grades 5-9

ESOL Endorsement

Reading Endorsement

 



Experience

August 2014- Present             Grand Ridge School- 6th Grade Reading

August 2013- May 2014         Marianna Middle School- 8th Grade Reading

August 2010- May 2013         Grand Ridge School- 6th- 8th Grade Intensive Reading/ Language Arts

August 2008- May 2010         Marianna Middle School- 7th Grade Reading/ Language Arts

August 2006- July 2008          Young van Assenderp, PA- Legal Assistant

December 2005- May 2006     Shannon Saunders, PA- Legal Secretary



Bio

I was born in Clearwater, FL but raised inJackson County most of my life.  I live in Grand Ridge with my husband, Matthew, and our beautiful daughter, Audrey.  Growing up, I always thought I'd go to law school and become an attorney working for the State.  I worked for several years in the legal environment, but I never felt satisfied with my work. While studying at Chipola College, I visited the classroom of a teacher friend, and my goals have never been the same since.  I enjoy working with students and have a desire to encourage them to become productive, independent thinkers. 

One of my loves in life is reading- hence why I chose to become a reading teacher!  My goal as a teacher is to not only help students become more fluent and understanding readers, but to also enlighten students to the many benefits and joys of reading. I love watching students' reactions when we finish reading a mystery by O. Henry or a suspense story by Edgar Allen Poe.  There is no other connection like the one we make when we escape into a book.  I would love for each and every one of my students to develop a love of reading that will continue throughout their lifetimes.