I have been teaching at Centennial High School for the past 26 years. I have my Masters in Education in the area of Special Education with endorsemens working with students with Emotional challenges, students with Learning Disabilities, and in Language Arts. I teach U.S. Literature, Short Fiction, Speech, and Creative Writing.
I love the freedom to choose very interesting and relatable books for my students in Lit classes. Also, the opportunity to create my own electives, team with a colleague, and get to know students on a more personal level which is not only fun for all, but helps to foster positive relationships which is what Centennial is built on. Our school is based on respect and dignity for all, which is why it works!
Outside of school, I play on a women's softball team, golf as often as I can, and I bowl in the time that is left- it is a LONG season. My backyard is my sanctuary, thus I truly enjoy watering, and enjoying the scenery. Finally, date night with my husband every Friday night is a nice end to every week. Because I am close to retiring, I enjoy working in my business, Best Face Forward, attempting to get it ready for me. These are just a few activities that I enjoy.
Come with an open mind, be willing to fill your tool bag with new skills, and work hard to improve your academics as well as yourself!
In my classroom we build our norms together, so that we all have a platform for working respectfully with one another. In U.S. Lit we read in a large group, process in smaller groups or alone, and have plenty of time for discussions. In Speech, you will have the freedom to chose your topics, and Creative Writing provides hundreds of topics for writing practice-all of which are FUN!