Before teaching, I practiced law for five years. In those years, I also taught an Introductory Business Law course and a Master’s level Arbitration and Meditation course at the University of Mobile.  I call myself a recovering lawyer.

I currently teach 9th grade English and Composition.  In my fourteen years, I have taught 9th grade English, 9th grade World History, 6th grade Spanish, Spanish 1, Law & Society, Composition 11 & 12, and 10th grade World Literature.  In addition to my teaching role, I am the Teaching and Learning Resources Director for my school in Mobile, Alabama.  For the last five years, as Teaching and Learning Resources Director, I have been working with teachers PK-12 to find meaningful ways to integrate technology into their curriculum. I am a trained peer coaching facilitator through the PeerEd group, and I am a Master Trainer in Microsoft’s Innovative Educator Program.

I have attended Microsoft’s US Forum for the last four years. In 2009, I received the Best Practices Award (runner-up) for my “Poetry is Alive” project. In 2011, I won First Place for Knowledge Building for “The Count of Monte Cristo Mock Trial Project” and went on to present at the Global Forum in Washington D.C. You can read about my project on the Copy/Paste blog and the TeachTec blog. Most recently, I attended the forum to present our school’s professional development program. I have also been recognized as a hero in education on Anthony Salcito’s dailyedventures blog.

Microsoft has featured some of my lessons, mainly my use of OneNote in the classroom, in various locations:

  Case study for Office Live Workspace in August of 2009

  Featured on the Office in Education blog for my use of OneNote with two of my units Asian Poetry and The Count of Monte Cristo in 2010

Featured on the OneNote blog in 2010

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