"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
I am so excited for the opportunity to work with your child as his/her Reading Acceleration teacher this year! I love all aspects of English Language Arts (grammar, writing, and reading) and I truly love teaching, so I have the perfect job!
This will be my 22nd year as a teacher, and my fifth year at Daniels. I taught 2nd grade for six years, 5th grade for nine years (regular education/mixed ability for six of those years and self-contained AIG for the other three.) For two years, I worked with all grades (K-5) as a Reading Intervention teacher. and was a 7th grade ELA teacher for four years here at DMMS. I am thrilled to be part of the Daniels Magnet Middle School team!
I am a North Carolina native and grew up in Durham. My family and I live in Garner and love its proximity to both wide open spaces and the city. I am married to Bill (and yes, he IS taller than I am!) and have a wonderful son, Andrew, who is in 10th grade at Garner Magnet High School.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. I have a Master’s degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and received my National Board Certification in 2006. I also have my Academically Gifted certification (K-12), my reading certification (K-12), and my Middle School Language Arts Certification (6-8).
I look forward to all that awaits us as we learn more about ourselves as readers, writers, and thinkers. Thank you for sharing your child with me!
Daniels Magnet Middle School
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