"Words are Spirit; they can create, give life to; cause things to come forth out of nothing, cause you to fulfill your dreams, cause you to grow, create happiness, and fulfillment,etc., Words are swords; they can cut, mutilate, permanently scar, stunt your growth, stain your brain, stick to you...forever. Be careful how we wield our words. Which will we unleash today on ourselves and on others?"-Mari Walker
I have been teaching English/Language Arts for 36 years, Creative Writing for 11 years, and Journalism for the past three years. I have a Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature from Savannah State College, now University. I have taken numerous workshops/classes in writing including Establishing the Environment for Writing, Hook and Loop Approach to Writing, Writing with Panache, A Writing Program that Works, Coastal Georgia Writing Project, and the Plano Writing Institute.
Presently, I teach 11th grade English, Creative Writing, Literary Genre, and Journalism at Plano East Senior High in Plano Texas. I am also the advisor for the Black Culture and Synecdoche of Scrawls, the school's literary magazine.
"What’s writing really about? It’s about trying to take fuller possession of the reality of your life."