I am a middle school English teacher who has been teaching since 1987. I taught in private for two years, in NYC public schools for 6 years and currently in an urban/suburban school outside of the city. I have additional certification in Social Studies, Art and Administration. Here are some things I’m passionate about.
I am passionate about my students and about my subject. I am fully committed to project based learning, but strongly in favor of explicit teaching of skills. I believe student interest is important but not the single most important factor in determining value of an assignment. That being said, I endeavor to put my students in the driver’s seat, creating work that enlivens them, uses skills they have and builds skills they don’t know they’re building. I hope to continue to balance between rigor and engagement, craft and creativity throughout the rest of my career.
Here are some links to some of my previous students’ work online: