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  • Hello! I will be your child’s 7-1 Language Arts teacher. Although this is my first year teaching, I have a diverse background in Communication, which lends itself to teaching your student to be successful in writing and language. I have a major in English and minor in Journalism from Southern IL University-Carbondale. As a student at SIUC, I was a published freelance journalist. I received my Master of Arts in Teaching from Olivet Nazarene University in 2010. That year, I completed my student teaching at Normal Community High School, where I taught AP English and volunteered on the Ink Spot student lead school newspaper.

    I recently left a 5-year career in Sales and Corporate Communication to pursue my passion for teaching, which is how I was given the opportunity to join the amazing staff at Kingsley Junior High! I have a son who is just starting 6th grade in Unit 5, and get to spend lots of time with my niece (7th grade) and nephew (4th grade) who also attend school in Unit 5. I’ve had a ton of fun getting to know the writing curriculum, and am looking forward to helping your child discover themselves as writers as well!
    *We will be utilizing Google Drive and Google Classroom for the majority of our assignments/writing pieces in LA.  

    Google Drive can be accessed globally (home, school, etc.) AND can be accessed offline as well.  

    I will show you how to work offline if you do not have Internet access so no worries!*