- Culturally Relevant Pedagogy
- Digital Literacy skills vs. Textual Literacy skills
- Popular Cultural Texts and their Affect on School Literacy
- The Effects of Student Choice
- Nurturing Critical Thinking
This is a sample of my academic writing. It is a much more concise piece, but one I am incredibly proud of.
Two summers ago, I was asked to create a literature review on the impact of student choice in the classroom. My department chair knew I was passionate about this topic because of a choice unit I designed for my Contemporary Literature classes. This literature review was used in the proposal for a new 11th grade curriculum in the summer of 2012.
Over the summer, I worked on developing my dissertation topic. I conducted a literature review of critical thinking strategies in a Language Arts classroom. I incorporated traditional and progressive theories to capture the ongoing development that research is discovering about the importance of this specific skill.
In 2008, I was selected as an inaugural staff member at Metea Valley High School. This story explains how all of the teachers in our Language Arts Department learned to collaborate and find common ground. Collaboration was imperative because we needed to create and implement policy that was important to all of us.
An autobiography describing my growth as a professional learner in the teaching field. It focuses on my desire to collaborate and learn from my peers.
To utilize my continuing education and my teaching experience to collaborate with other professionals creating a student-centered environment that produces self-efficacy and academic growth in young adults.
August 2009-August 2012, Head Girls Cross Country, Metea Valley High School
August 2009-August 2011, Assistant Girls Track & Field, Metea Valley High School
August 2005-October 2007, Head Girls Cross Country, Waubonsie Valley High School
January 2005-May 2007, Assistant Girls Track & Field, Waubonsie Valley High School
August 2009-August 2012, Metea Valley High School, RUNATHON Co-Chair
June 2009-August 2012, Metea Valley High School Running Club Founder/Sponsor
June 2005-June 2009, Waubonsie Valley High School Running Club Sponsor
December 2008, Food Committee Chair, Indian Prairie School District Cultural Arts Fair.
March 2006-July 2006, Relay for Life-Aurora, Committee Member