I love language, and I love helping students to improve their critical reading and writing skills. I am a proud mother and a proud teacher. In my spare time, I like to read and travel, learning new things and meeting new people.
I have been teaching English at an independent high school for seven years, and I also taught at the college level for four years. Further, I have three years of professional editing experience.
Lake Ridge Academy, English Teacher
2010 - Present
At Lake Ridge, I design and teach curricula to engage students in diverse literature as well as to develop their critical reading and writing skills. The courses I teach include AP Literature and Composition, Honors World Literature, Honors American Literature, and Honors Women's Literature.
PR Newswire, Editor
2007 - 2010
In this fast-paced environment, I proofread and edited clients' press releases for clarity and correctness, communicating any suggested changes to the client. I won an award for my accuracy and speed.
Kent State University, English Instructor
2003 - 2007
In this position, I taught both textbook-based and literature-based composition courses for beginning writers. I also taught a more advanced Women's Literature course.