I've spent the past 12 years conducting traffic on the road to enlightenment as a high school English teacher at DHS.
I am a graduate of the Lapeer West High School class of 1998. I attended Central Michigan University where I graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Education degree. I majored in English and minored in Speech Communication. In 2007 I earned my Masters degree in the Art of Teaching from Marygrove College.
I have been teaching at Davison High School since the 2003-2004 school year. I have taught both honors level and college prep courses to sophomores, juniors, and seniors. I have been the sponsor of the guitar club and created/ directed the disc golf club for several years. In 2009 I was chosen by students to speak at graduation, and I've served as a School Improvement chairman and union representative for my school.
Having taught English at Davison High School for nine years, I've learned that I have been blessed to work in one of the greatest public education communities a teacher could hope for.
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Throughout the past school year I have spent countless hours trying to stay ahead of the curve when it comes to digital learning tools and computer-related gadgets.
This site is a continuous work in progress. Using the links at the top will help you navigate these resources and provide you with homework help and useful information to keep you informed about current classroom activities.
In 2012-2013, Sophomore and Senior English classes saw regular, weekly use of newly purchased Chromebooks to facilitate the use of online educational resources aimed at improving English and literacy skills, while simultaneously equipping them important digital competencies which are critical for success in the 21st century.
DHS also provided students with Google accounts that enabled them to store documents, presentations, assignments, and other work to their own internet hard drive with unlimited space. Utilization of the Google Apps selection of free publishing software allowed students to work collaboratively with their peers from any internet connection, in real-time, 24-7. Learn about Google Docs HERE.
All students will be required to have an active profile using the online education networking site, Edmodo. Parents will also be invited to create their own Edmodo profile as well, so that, together, we might create a stronger, multifaceted network of communication options between the classroom and the living room. Click here for more.