Welcome to my website! You will find pages dedicated to each of the classes I teach, plus I coach the Speech, Debate and Ethics Bowl teams.
Know more about me
B.S. English Education -- SIUE
M.A. Teacher Development and Leadership--McKendree
Advanced training in gifted education, Common
Core/College Readiness, and AP English Language
Member of National Council of Teachers of English; Illinois Communication and Theater Association; National Writing Project
Reading--I love nonfiction, gothic/horror, and mysteries
(particularly British). Up now: Finders Keepers by Stephen King.
Knitting--several patterns lined up to work on this summer
Writing--I am currently working on cozy mystery.
Television-- Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Outlander
Movies--I'll have to make it a top ten:
10. The Princess Bride
9. Silence of the Lambs
8. Rear Window
7. North by Northwest
5. The African Queen
4. Miracle on 34th Street (black and white)
2. Pride and Prejudice (with Colin Firth as Darcy--actually made for tv)
1. Gone with the Wind
Parents: How to help your child succeed.
Read assignments with your teen and discuss them. Click button to access more information.
Students and Parents
Find the class you need listed above (or click MORE to see those not listed). Go to the page for the class you are enrolled in. If you need to contact me, use the form on this page.
Assignments and handouts are on each class page. Students are responsible for finding assignments and getting handouts when they are absent. If a student knows he or she will be absent in advance, work is still due. It may be submitted to my mailbox in the morning before school or sent with another student. This is particularly true of field trips--you were at school to board the bus, so you can be responsible enough to turn in your work! In case of emergency, it can be e-mailed to me as an attachment.
Late policy: Students have one week to turn in late assignments to receive maximum of a "C." After week has past, no credit will be given.
For letters of recommendation, provide me with the information listed in the document below.
What I'm Reading Now: Finders Keepers by Stephen King
Good article for what to read if you are looking: http://www.upworthy.com/101-books-to-read-this-summer-instead-of-50-shades-of-grey?g=3