English, Grades 9, 10, and 12, and Creative Writing
B.A. Literature and Philosophy
B.A. Secondary Education
Teaching produces adrenaline in me -- there's an energy that derives from the exchange of ideas and the generation of creative interpretation. It is extremely gratifying to witness students making connections between the text and the world around them, to begin to consider a value system, to ask questions about existing norms that do not make sense, to find voice and meaning. I strive to make text meaningful to students through relevant assignments that hopefully inspire passion and engagement. My classroom is productive, safe, and challenging.