Degrees and Certifications:
"I have always imagined Paradise to be a kind of library." - Borges
This quote explains how I see the world: full of books. I came to teaching after a career as a corporate trainer, but I have spent my life reading and writing.
I began my teaching career in 7/8 English at Haggard. I spent 8 years here before moving on to Plano Senior and then spent a year outside the district. When the opportunity came to return to Haggard, I jumped because Haggard has always been my teaching "home."
I want to help your child become a critical thinker, analytical reader, and thoughtful writer. In middle school, students have the chance to take risks, make mistakes, and learn how to work hard in preparation for high school. I want my students to use literature as a way to question everything and think deeply about the world around them. Please encourage them to advocate for themselves in and out of class.
My children were fortunate to have teachers who supported and encouraged them through Saigling, Haggard, Vines, and Plano Senior before finding their places in the world. I want the same opportunity to support and encourage your student. It's going to be a great year!
English tutorials are officially scheduled for:
Wednesday mornings, 7:50 to 8:15.
Wednesday afternoons, 3:35 to 4:00.
If your student would like to attend another day/time, all they need to do is ask. If I'm not in a meeting, I'm available for tutoring.
English 8: 1st, 2nd, & 5th periods
English 8 Honors: 3rd, 4th, & 8th periods
Eagle Time (Advisory): 6th period
Conference: 7th period
Education: BA, English - Baylor; M.Ed., Secondary & Gifted/Talented Ed - University of North Texas
Certifications: English/LA, 4-8 & 8-12; G/T, K-12; ESL, 3-12