Welcome to my page. I hope it will teach you a little bit about me.
I have more than ten years of experience teaching middle and upper-school English in an all-girls, internationally diverse boarding school, and in a co-educational independent day school. Although I am not an ELL teacher, I have learned a great deal about how to work with students whose first language is not English. Currently, I am teaching Middle School Humanities, but my previous three years were spent teaching American Literature to English 11 AP and non AP students, and special topics courses to college-bound seniors. I also taught elementary school for seven years and College Freshman English at a university in Denver.
One of the greatest joys of being an independent-school teacher is getting to play other roles. For me, the greatest of these has been directing middle-school plays. The process of directing seems to engage perfectly all of my interests and talents, from writing to performing to coaching to singing and playing the piano. There is truly nothing like working with young actors toward a common goal, and watching all of us deepen, develop, and gain a valuable sense of self-esteem from work well done.
Other than devoting a large portion of my life to exploring the cultural side of life with young people, I enjoy creating an imaginative world through story-writing, and adding the imaginary to real events in my own life. As I continue to write, certain themes continue to emerge and seem to center upon religion, nostalgia, finding meaning in mediocrity, and anything involving the clumsy and the absurd.
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