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About Me:  I started at Topeka High in the Fall of 2013. I graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelors in Secondary English Education in 2012, and with a Masters in Curriculum and Instruction with an ESOL Endorsement in the summer of 2013. I teach English Language Arts with a linguistic-first approach to my teaching. I teach grades 9, 10, and 11. 
I enjoy traveling, being active, playing tennis, cooking, and playing with my two dogs. You will usually find me with a cup of coffee in my hand and a smile on my face. If you want to get on my "good-side" you can: show me a funny video, bring me a muffin, or ask me about my dogs!
SCHEDULE:
Monday, Tuesday, and Friday 
Hour 1    7:55-8:47
English 9
Hour 2    8:52-9:44
English 10
Hour 3    9:49-10:41
Collaboration
Hour 4    10:46-11:38
Teacher Plan
    First Lunch     11:43-12:14
Hour 5    12:19-1:06
English 9
Hour 6    1:11-2:03
English 11
Hour 7    2:08-3:00
English 10

Wednesday and Thursday
Hour 2/1    7:55-9:30
T.Time/Hour 3    9:35-11:10
    First Lunch    11:15-11:45
Hour 4/5    11:50-1:20
Hour 6/7    1:25-3:00 
My School and District Involvement: 
  • I sponsor ALAS (The Association of Latin American Students). We currently meet every Monday after school in room 214. 
  • I am a Co-Sponsor of National Honor Society (NHS) here at Topeka High School. I began this role in April of 2015 and truly enjoy working with, and getting to know, these wonderfully intelligent and dedicated students. 
  • I am a member of the Topeka High School Climate Team. As a member of this team I help plan positive and encouraging activities for students and faculty. 
  • I am a member of the Topeka High Equity Committee, whose focus is on bridging the racial divide that could be present in our building. As a part of this committee I have been a part of Courageous Conversations and I have presented at school-wide Professional Development. 
  • I helped teach an Adult English Class two nights per week at Topeka High School my first three years at Topeka High School 
  • I am on the ELL Curriculum Team, the ELA Curriculum Team, and I am also a member of the district's Innovation Academy.