Greetings! I am looking forward to working with the awesome students and parents of Hickory Ridge High School this year. I hope you will visit this website often as it will contain lesson summaries and handouts for AP Language and Composition and Yearbook.
As an undergraduate, I studied English at the College of William & Mary (Go Tribe!), and I received my Master of Arts in Teaching from Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. Now in my thirteenth year in the classroom, my philosophy of teaching is centered on encouraging students to be empowered, self disciplined, and open minded. I want my students to know and appreciate the English language and the publication process, but mostly I want them to leave my classroom as responsible young adults who are better able to contribute something positive to the world than they were when they walked in.
1st Period: Planning
2nd Period: AP Language & Composition
3rd Period: Yearbook
4th Period: AP Language & Composition