Teacher, Writer, and Educational Consultant in Waxahachie, Texas
I currently work as a 9-12 English teacher in Waxahachie ISD and have been teaching in grades 7-12 since 2000. Prior to that I was a Licensed Masters Social Worker. My instruction and classroom environment typically have a focus on: reaching disenfranchized students, STEaM and project-based learning initiatives, disciplinary literacy engagement, and the integration of as much maker-based and inquiry-based learning as possible. My goal is facilitating a space to ask and develop more questions, not just provide answers.
A teacher consultant with National Writing Project's local site North Star of Texas Writing Project since 2009, I also currently work as a professional development provider for both NWP and Educate Texas and continue to work as a fellow in NWP's/NEXMAP's Hacking the Notebook initiative, which is an integration of flat circuitry, literacy, and production centered learning.
I also have been a FIRST Robotics Teacher Mentor and Coach since 2009, and currently serve as the lead Mentor for FRC Team #2805, Ghost in the Machine. #omgrobots
I am available to provide professional development on writing for STAAR success, writing workshop and disciplinary literacy integration, curriculum writing and development, and project based learning integration and project development.