American/English Literature and Composition, 11th & 12th Grade.
As we begin our extended learning, I wanted to let you know that the learning platforms I will be using are Google Classroom, Remind, Zoom and Google Hang Outs. All assignments for the week will be posted Monday Mornings and will be due the following Sunday by 11:59 pm.
I will have office hours everyday from 2:00 to 3:00 for all students and from8:45 to 9:30 for 11th grade students and from 9:30 to 10:15 for 12th grade students. I will not have office hours on Wednesday but students can always reach out to me if they need something. During office hours I will be available online should anyone need anything and I will have a zoom set up on Fridays should anyone want to do a face to face check in.
Google Classroom Codes are: Individualized Literature: rizjtpp; Periods 3 & 7 English 12: tsu6xbw; Period 8 English 12: jaa2k73; and Periods 5/6 American Literature: dbimwkn
I began my teaching career in 1998 and spent one year teaaching at Excelsior Youth Center and one year at McClain Community High School in Jefferson County. Each of these positions were working with at-risk youth. My career brought me to Hawk Nation in 2000 where I worked in the Sundown Program which was a night school that targeted the untradional student. I transitioned to days in 2004 and have been here ever since. In addition to teaching English, I am also a class sponsor, I sit on several committees, chaperone most school events, and attend many athletic events. I love preparing High School students for "the real world" and fostering their love for reading, and encouraging them to be life long learners. When I am not teaching, or being at Horizon in some capicity, I enjoy spending time with my boys, cooking, reading, and going to the movies. I am a bit of a homebody.
My online classroom is located at Google Classroom and I will set aside a day for students to access it. Please feel free to request access to it if you would like. The best way to contact me is through email, the website contact form or you can also call me.